Pilsen is the fourth largest city in the Czech Republic with its about 170.000 inhabitants. It is located in western Bohemia. It is an important industrial, commercial, cultural, and administrative centre. Industrialisation took off in the 19th century. At that time, such industrial giants as the engineering complex Skoda and the Pilsen Brewery were established. Nowadays, the modern industrial zone in Borska Fields represents an extraordinary project in the Czech industrial sphere. Given the numerous woods and rivers that surround Pilsen, recreational possibilities for the citizens and visitors are numerous. Next to being home to the traditionally very advanced engineering, machinery and electrotechnics industry, the city has recently positioned itself as an innovation hub, attracting multiple companies providing solutions in the fields of software development, sustainable mobility, artificial intelligence, UAVs, digital twins, autonomous driving etc.
Pilsen is a city right on the forefront of the fight against climate change, and was recently one of the locations in which round table discussions over the adaptation of climate change took place (the others being Prague and Brno).
Led by the Czech Environmental Partnership Foundation, the discussions were open to research institutions, think tanks, NGOs, non-profits, city representatives and other professionals and addressed the current issues these cities faced in the face of climate change.