Following the collapse of the communist government, the Czech Republic was burdened with substantial levels of air pollution that it continues to struggle with today. This article analyzes the ways in which the communist regime contributed to air pollution and the current barriers to improving air quality. It also examines the effectiveness of current environmental policies and the difficulties of balancing environmental, economic, and social priorities.
Juarez, Michelle, "An Analysis of the Economic Burden of Air Pollution on Population Health and Environmental Policy in the Czech Republic" (2016). Volume 34 - Post-Communist Reform in the Czech Republic: Progress and Problems (2016). 5.