Hospodářské noviny | The Czech Republic and the world must stop subsidising fossil fuels. Otherwise we will not solve the climate crisis

Fossil fuel subsidies are one of the many obstacles to solving the climate crisis. In the Czech Republic, however, not enough attention is paid to them. Our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová analysed the topic in her commentary for Hospodářské noviny.

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BLOG | Rethinking waste, reimagining fashion: EU’s circular textiles strategy challenges fast fashion industry

A number of industries, including textiles, are now facing an increasing emphasis on sustainability. It is characterised mainly by one-off trends, which are linked to the frantic pace of the entire textile industry. The EU's Circular Textiles Strategy can be seen as a hope to address the situation. You can find out more about it in the blog written by our intern Nelly Achverdjanová.

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Policy Paper | Securing Green Transition

Our Senior Research Fellow, Kateřina Davidová and Research Associate, Jonathan Lyons, in partnership with the Global Policy Research Group, have collaborated on a study that examines the secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials (CRMs) that are key to green technologies. The study recommends a strategy for Sweden and the Czech Republic to ensure sustainable supply chains to help the transition to green technologies.

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EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region

We would like to invite you to the debate called "EU-Pacific Talks: In-EV-itable future of automotive industry: what is the role of the Pacific region" in the EU-PACIFIC Talks series. The debate will take place online on Tuesday, May 30 at 13:00.

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iDNES.cz: Cheap electromobility has been pushed back by Brussels. Batteries must be eco

Electric cars that do not emit dangerous emissions should slowly replace cars with combustion engines. An environmentally friendly replacement. But what about the production of their batteries? According to the EU, the entire life cycle of these batteries should be environmentally friendly, from production to use to disposal. What measures will be introduced, how will the sale of batteries be regulated and how will this affect their price? Our research fellow Michal Hrubý comments on the topic.

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Kam pak?: The EU throws money at us and we don't use it, says an expert on climate and energy

Energy and climate crisis, rising electricity prices. Is the European Union taking sufficient and correct steps in this energy situation? In podcast Kam pak? our senior researcher Kateřina Davidová commented on the current situation and the future. In the podcast, they discussed the current rising energy prices, the green transformation and different approaches to sustainability.

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Hospodářské noviny: No, Brussels has not banned any cars. But the Czech government still needs to finally say a clear yes to electromobility

New cars sold in the EU after 2035 are to have zero tailpipe emissions. It is the electric cars only that meet the zero-emission criterion. The shift to electric vehicles will be what will help the Czech Republic maintain a stable position in the automotive value chain in the long term. Our research fellow Michal Hrubý wrote an article for Hospodářské noviny about the future of electromobility and the automotive industry in the Czech Republic.

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National Convention on the EU: Territorial aspects of the internal market in the global competition

Our researchers Vít Havelka and Zuzana Kasáková, together with project manager Kristína Chlebáková, prepared a background paper on the territorial aspects of the internal market in the global competition. What are the current trends in international trade affecting the functioning of the EU internal market? What instruments should the European Union use in its trade policy and how to appropriately balance the priority emphasis on free trade with an emphasis on sustainability? What is the future of relations with European partners outside the European Economic Area?

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Policy Paper: Green Transformation: reconfiguration of consumption in Norway and the Czech Republic in a more sustainable direction

Our research fellow Vít Havelka together with Torval Tangeland, Petr Soukup, Nikola Hořejš, and Pål Strandbakken wrote a Policy Paper as a part of the project Green Transformation: Sustainable Consumption and European Single Market policies supported by the Norway Grants in the Czech Republic. In this paper, he compares and identifies knowledge gaps between Czech and Norwegian consumers. He gives an overview of the present situation in both countries, including possible research gaps and describes the unique national contexts and experiences.

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EU MONITOR: Long-term Sustainability of Healthy Labour Market in EU Population Development, Immigration Stress, and their Impact

Lenka Farkačová wrote a EU MONITOR about the upcoming workforce crisis (the lack of employees not only in the case of EU countries, but also for example in the USA) and how it causes a tendency to deviate from the ideal state of long-term sustainable labour market.

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