As Europe is accelerating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, what are the main challenges that Czech Republic and its businesses are facing?
According to the latest IPSOS research, 6 out of 10 Czechs agree that the country should seriously address climate protection, including achieving carbon neutrality. Both topics have become all the more urgent in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Russia’s aggression is very likely to accelerate the gradual transition to renewable energy sources. This is the road taken by Czech Republic, that is working to drastically reduce its dependence on strategic raw materials, especially gas from Russia.
At European level, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union is directly tackling the challenge posed by the dramatic rise in energy price in all the EU countries. Joint coordination of the energy policies of all EU Member States is most necessary and desirable, especially vis-à-vis the social challenges triggered by energy scarcity, like for instance lower standards of living for the most vulnerable people in society.