African Journal of
Political Science and International Relations

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pol. Sci. Int. Relat.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0832
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPSIR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 398

Full Length Research Paper

Environmental policy in the Czech Republic: Synergy cooperation among agencies

Siswanto Ahmed
  • Siswanto Ahmed
  • Center for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Indonesia.
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  •  Received: 05 April 2011
  •  Accepted: 20 May 2015
  •  Published: 31 July 2015


Environmental issues must be supported by all parties. International, national, and local agencies should manage the environmental issues seriously and consistently. European Union as an international or regional organization in Europe promoted sustainable development to the member states where the Czech Republic announces a policy of the Environmental Policy to invite participation of all relevant institutions and people for taking care of the environmental issues. The problem was environmental management for inter-agency was not an easy task because of inter-relation among institutions and different interests of the institutions to make environmental issue synergy. To get a comprehensive understanding, this study is written based on interdisciplinary approach with the data  interpreted and made an analysis through concepts of political economic, international relation, and public policy. As a result, this study introduces a model of inter-agency management in relation with management of environmental issue among European Union, local agencies and Czech national government in relation with environmental management. Finally, this study has a conclusion that the international, national, local agencies cooperation has a strategic role in relation with management of environmental issue. However, the cooperation would be a great contribution to sustainable development in a certain country if conducted seriously and consistently.


Key words: Environment, management,  cooperation, government, people.


SEIS- Shared Environmental Information System; SISE -Single Information Space in Europe for the Environment; EU-European Union; EMO-Environmental Movement Organization; NGO-Non Government Organization; ICT- Information and Communication Technology; SEP-State Environmental Policy; AQMs -air quality models; PEA – Prague Environment Atlas; GIS -Geographical Information System; ELS -Law for Environmental Services.