Prague City Hall plans to distribute CZK 168.5 million to the city districts for the expansion of urban greenery and other projects reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The subsidies were approved by the city councilors, and the money will be used to renovate several parks, planting, and restoration of alleys or projects designed to retain rainwater.
In 2019, Prague approved a commitment to reduce CO2 emissions by 45 percent by 2030, and recently approved a climate strategy.
Among the projects to be supported, the revitalization of Riegrovy sady above Vozová Street. Prague 2 is to receive CZK 8 million. The same amount is to be received by Prague 5 for the renovation of Chaplinova náměstí, Prague 9 for the further extension of Přátelství Park and Prague 11 for the revitalization of the housing estate courtyard.
The town hall in Uhříněves is to receive CZK 6 million for the renovation of Cukrovarský Park, while Vinoř will receive the same amount for the conversion of the chateau forecourt.
Additional money will be invested at Dolina Park in Lysolajy, two parks in Prague 13, Solidarita Park in Prague 10, construction of a park along Českobrodská in Prague 14, reconstruction of a fountain on General Kutlvašra Square in Prague 4 or restoration of street alleys in Prague 3.
On 10 May, the City of Prague approved the 2030 Climate Plan submitted by the Deputy Mayor for the Environment Petr Hlubuček. This plan seeks to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 45% compared to 2010 by 2030.
To achieve this ambitious goal, the city will have to implement 69 measures which have been outlined in the plan. These measures are spread across four distinct areas: Sustainable Energy and Buildings, Sustainable Mobility, Circular Economics, Adaptation Measures.
In the area of sustainable energy and buildings, the municipality will first seek to reduce the consumption of heat and gas by 15% in order to reduce CO2 emissions from electricity and heat supplies.
To reach its climate goals, the capital will have to create sustainable transport and reduce fossil fuel consumption by 18% – this is seen as a prerequisite for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.