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Since 1980, the effects of climate change are noticeables in Czech Republic. Weather is changing, winter are warmer, heat waves hit the country, and there are torrential rains.

Before 1990, the Czech Republic was under the domination of the USSR, and it climate's policies. However, after the regime's fall, Czech Republic has become a democratic republic, and the environnemental program has been taken in hand.

That is the reason why Czech Republic has been a part of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, and it is one of the only country that have achieved their commitments. Indeed, between 1990 and 2014, Czech Republic has reduce it emissions to 36,7 %.It has never be one of the most global polluter, and has tried is best to decreased it environemental impact.

Effectively, Czech Republic has decided to modernize itself, especially in the field of building construction and housing, but also in the energy sector with the use of renewable energies.

Knowing that Czech Republic is part of the European Union (EU), it has followed the EU leads and rules in the environemental field, and has also benefit from specials subventions that have helped to become a more sustainable country.

That is the case with the FEDER plan. In this plan, the EU gave funds to some defines countries in order to help them to develop theirselves. In this field, Czech Republic has used 19 % of these funds to develop the transports sector and make it more sustainable by using railway as a major mean of mobility.

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