Ecology

The nuclear legacy nobody wants

Czech nuclear reactors have so far produced at least 4000 tons of highly radioactive waste. If the number of reactors grows, so will the amount of waste produced. The government has long declared itself in favor of developing nuclear energy even as it still does not know how to solve the nuclear waste problem. Martin Sedlák takes a look.

By Martin Sedlák

Energy & Climate

The Czech Nuclear Vision: An Elephant on Feet of Clay

The Czech Republic’s new government has made one of its central promises to build new nuclear reactors. Most administrations have made similar pledges, but new ground has not been broken since 2004. Martin Sedlák asks: can the government succeed this time?

By Martin Sedlák

The Meaty Side of Climate Change

"Carbon majors," like big oil and gas companies, have long been the focus of efforts to curb climate change and stem rising temperatures. And yet, while energy giants like Exxon and Shell have drawn fire for their roles in warming the planet, the corporate meat and dairy industries have largely avoided scrutiny.

By Shefali Sharma
Energy & Climate »

Green Transition

The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility (conference)

The Prague Office of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, together with its partners IPR (Prague Institute of Planning and Development) and CDE (Centre for Transport and Energy), kindly invite you to the conference “The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility”, which will take place on 19 September 2019 in the Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP). The capacity is limited; please register till 17 September using the form in the article. 

 
By Klára Bulantová
Green Transition »

Studies & analysis

Greening the Heartlands of Coal in Europe – Insights from a Czech-German-Polish Dialogue on Energy Issues

The Heinrich Böll Foundation presents a new publication entitled Greening the Heartlands of Coal in Europe – Insights from a Czech-German-Polish Dialogue on Energy Issues. This study is the product of a trilateral expert group which met regularly during 2013 at the invitation of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Ecologic Institute to discuss the influence of the German energy transformation on Germany’s neighbours – Poland and the Czech Republic.

Studies & Analysis »

Publications

Diverging Voices, Converging Policies: The Visegrad States’ Reactions to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

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The annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and the launch of a hybrid war against Ukraine was Russia’s answer to the revolution triggered by Euromaidan. The conflict continues to pose fundamental challenges for the European Union, and raises the question of whether the EU will maintain its commitment to the political and economic consolidation of those of its Eastern neighbours which aim to make sovereign choices based on the rule of law and democracy.

Húsatlasz

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Food is a necessity. Food is personal. Food also has political and ethical dimensions that continually pose new questions about responsibility. The way in which we produce and consume meat affects many aspects of our lives and our environment: health, animal protection, food safety, agriculture, trade, environment and climate impacts are only some of these dimensions. In the Hungarian edition of the Meat Atlas ("Húsatlasz") we describe and illustrate these relationshops with an added chapter specifically focusing on the Hungarian context and data. 

Ecology

Ecology and sustainable development are central areas for securing the future of humanity – areas which should by no means be treated as a political football. It is to the credit of the green movement within and outside parliaments that ecology has become one of the main arenas of politics. There is hardly another subject which, within the last 30 years, has been thus transformed from the concern of a few scientists, activists into a topic of world conferences.