The Czech Republic has managed its international and European action concerning the environment both rigorously and efficiently. It has been timely in preparing and adopting documents with precise objectives and deadlines for ratifying and implementing multilateral environmental
agreements (MEAs) and in preparing for accession to the European Union. It has also satisfactorily negotiated the environmental acquis, transposing numerous EU Directives into national law and negotiating transition periods for just three Directives that are particularly
expensive to implement. The Czech Republic has fulfilled or is on its way to fulfilling its international obligations, especially with regard to the Montreal Protocol, the Geneva Convention on Long‐range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) and the Kyoto
Protocol. Lastly, the Czech Republic has taken active steps to increase its development assistance and foster bilateral co‐operation...