IREAS conducted research and educational projects that dealt with various environmental issues. Its projects dealt with water management and flood protection, waste management, air and climate policies, brownfields, and also with landscape regeneration and nature conservation, including the Natura 2000 system. Energy developments and environmental aspects of agriculture were analyzed as well, with a special focus on the European Union context. The Institute evaluated public policy impacts on various levels, dealing both with national and international subsidy programs. The effectiveness of provision of financial aid and other assistance was examined. The Institute cooperated with the Czech Ministry of the Environment, the Czech Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Agency of the Environment (AOPK), Regional Authorities and other public bodies. IREAS got involved in common projects with research and educational institutions from Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Lithuania, Belorussia, United Kingdom, and other countries.