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Prague 2019 GDS-Index Report
2019 Performance Overview
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Performance Highlights
Summary
Environmental
Supplier
Social
The Czech Republic has doubled the amount of plastics being recycled in the space of less than a decade. According to the Eurostat statistics, Czechs are in fourth place in Europe in terms of overall recycling of packaging waste – and in second place when it comes to recycling plastic PET bottles. Prague is also well-known for the efficiency of its public transportation system. In 2010, FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) recognized it as the 4th best in Europe. In 2017, Arcadis placed the Prague transportation system on the 5th place in the Sustainable Cities Mobility Index. The city supports a wide range of different projects, such as for example “Čistou Stopou Prahou” (“Across Prague with a Clean Track” to encourage people to walk, use the public transportation or bike instead of commuting by car) or “Cyklisté vítáni” (“Bikers Welcome” - certification for hotels, restaurants, venues etc. that provides facilities for cyclists). In the field of transportation, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan was accepted to solve the traffic problem as a whole. In 2018, Dutch holiday agency TravelBird published its Green Cities Index and ranked Prague as the world's greenest city. There is also a Green City Guide available for Prague visitors.
For the last seven years, Prague has been a host city for the reSITE conference. reSITE is a global non-profit organization acting to improve the urban environment. In 2016 they launched Shared Cities project mission to improve the quality of life in European cities by exploring aspects of sharing and urban design.
The city ranks among TOP 30 cities in Prosperity Index, World Happiness Index and Human Capital Index. Prague is also the 12th best city for expats and the 7th best vegan city according to the Holidu server. What's more, Arcadis recognized Prague as one of the TOP 10 most sustainable cities in 2016.
Summary
Does Prague Convention Bureau have a Sustainability Strategy?
Does Prague have a sustainable destination certificate?
Does Prague Convention Bureau report on its sustainability performance?
Environmental
The Czech Republic has doubled the amount of plastics being recycled in the space of less than a decade. According to the Eurostat statistics, Czechs are in fourth place in Europe in terms of overall recycling of packaging waste – and in second place when it comes to recycling plastic PET bottles. Prague is also well-known for the efficiency of its public transportation system. In 2010, FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) recognized it as the 4th best in Europe. In 2017, Arcadis placed the Prague transportation system on the 5th place in the Sustainable Cities Mobility Index. The city supports a wide range of different projects, such as for example “Čistou Stopou Prahou” (“Across Prague with a Clean Track” to encourage people to walk, use the public transportation or bike instead of commuting by car) or “Cyklisté vítáni” (“Bikers Welcome” - certification for hotels, restaurants, venues etc. that provides facilities for cyclists). In the field of transportation, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan was accepted to solve the traffic problem as a whole. In 2018, Dutch holiday agency TravelBird published its Green Cities Index and ranked Prague as the world's greenest city. There is also a Green City Guide available for Prague visitors.
OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLES
OF WASTE RECYCLED
2200 ha
HECTARES OF GREEN AREA PER 100 000 POPULATION
Supplier
For the last seven years, Prague has been a host city for the reSITE conference. reSITE is a global non-profit organization acting to improve the urban environment. In 2016 they launched Shared Cities project mission to improve the quality of life in European cities by exploring aspects of sharing and urban design.
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED HOTELS
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED VENUES
OF SUSTAINABILITY CERTIFIED PCOS/DMCS
Social
The city ranks among TOP 30 cities in Prosperity Index, World Happiness Index and Human Capital Index. Prague is also the 12th best city for expats and the 7th best vegan city according to the Holidu server. What's more, Arcadis recognized Prague as one of the TOP 10 most sustainable cities in 2016.
76
SDG IMPLEMENTATION SCORE
81
SCORE ON SOCIAL PROGRESS INDEX
60
SCORE ON CORRUPTION PERCEPTION INDEX
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About the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

The Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDSM) brings together the sustainability pioneers of the business and leisure tourism world, working with destinations to co-create their tourism and events strategies, benchmark and improve their sustainability performance and transform value chains in order to catalyse regeneration.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and enable the business events and tourism industry to become more sustainable and regenerative.

 

Our Methodology

The GDS-Index uses 69 indicators that evaluate destinations sustainability performance across four key areas. If you are interested, you can read our benchmarking methodology in detail here.

City Environmental
Performance

Sustainability Strategy

Energy and Emissions

Resources

Air Quality

Transportation

Green Areas

Water

City Social
Performance

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Social Progress

Corruption

Personal Safety

Access to Information

Health and Wellness

Inclusiveness

Supplier
Performance

Hotels

Airport

Agencies (PCOs & DMCs)

Restaurants

Venues

Academia

Destination
Management
Performance

Destination Strategy

Policy and Certification

Governance

Capacity Building

Measurement and Reports

Marketing and Comms

Client Support

Accessibility

Generating Impact

Ownership

The GDS­M is not owned by any one organisation. It is operated as a multi-­stakeholder partnership founded and endorsed by IMEX, MCI, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and European Cities Marketing. Gubi Consulting and Guy Bigwood is responsible for the management of the Secretariat.

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