MKV_EZTI Environment, Sustainability and Public Utilities

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
26/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Maciej Molak (seminar tutor)
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Ing. Mgr. Jana Soukopová, Ph.D.
Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Jana Biskupová
Supplier department: Department of Public Economics - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Timetable
Sat 22. 2. 12:00–15:50 S310, Sat 7. 3. 16:00–19:50 S310, Fri 15. 5. 16:00–19:50 S310
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! MKV_EKZP Environmental Economics ) || (! MKV_ETIN Public Utilities )
Předmět si nezapisují studenti, kteří úspěšně absolvovali oba následující kurzy: MKV_ETIN Ekonomika technické infrastruktury a MKV_EKZP Ekonomika životního prostředí. Studenti, kteří úspěšně absolvovali pouze jeden z těchto kurzů si kurz zapsat mohou.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
This course explores the proper role of government in the regulation of the environment. The objective of the course is to introduce students to the study of basic principles of environment, environmental policy, and sustainable development. It will introduce students to the topic of environmental policy and governance, and develop students' understanding and awareness of contemporary issues in the area. Models and concrete examples environmental policy in the Czech Republic, EU and OECD will be introduced. The course is scheduled to include a visit to the wastewater treatment plant.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able:

  • to interprete the role, context and organizational framework of policy on environment and sustainability, including the role of the private sector,
  • know principles, objectives and sectoral policies of the environmental policy of the Czech Republic, EU and the OECD,
  • to interprete and analyze political, social, economic and managerial aspects of specific fields of public policy on environment and sustainability (e.g. instruments for removing pollution, environmental goods and services in project management of factual environmental public projects),
  • answer a series of current policy questions, including: What is "sustainable development"? How do environmental problems and policy differ in developing countries? etc.
  • Syllabus
    • 4 tutorials focus on the following topics:
    • Environment and environmental policy - introduction
    • Sustainable development and its instruments (political, social, economic aspects of environmental protection)
    • Environmental policy of Czech republic and the European Union (OECD)
    • Economic aspects of environmental policy
    • Environmental projects and their efficiency and effectiveness, financing Czech environmental policies
    • Economic instruments for environmental protection - pollution fees, charges and taxes, environmental tax reform in CR and EU
    • Selected subsystems of environmental policy and their management: Energy policy, Protection of the climate system of the Earth and air pollution – Climate policy
    • Selected subsystems of environmental policy and their management: Water protection policy
    • Selected subsystems of environmental policy and their management: Waste policy
    • Selected subsystems of environmental policy and their management: Non-Governmental Organization and their role in the environmental protection
    Literature
      required literature
    • Státní politika životního prostředí 2012 - 2020. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí, 2012. 88 s. on-line cit. 15/9/2013 http://www.mzp.cz/C1257458002F0DC7/cz/statni_politika_zivotniho_prostredi/$FILE/OEDN-statni_politika_zp-20130110.pdf.pdf
    • ČAMROVÁ, Lenka, Eliška VEJCHODSKÁ and Jan SLAVÍK. Ekonomie životního prostředí : teorie a politika. 1 vyd. Praha: Alfa nakladatelství, 2012. 287 s. ISBN 9788087197455. info
    • WIESMETH, Hans. Environmental economics : theory and policy in equilibrium. Edited by Judith Marquardt. Heidelberg: Springer, 2012. xix, 307. ISBN 9783642245138. info
    • Státní politika životního prostředí. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí, 2001. 56 s. ISBN 80-7212-170-7. info
      recommended literature
    • SOUKOPOVÁ, Jana, Eduard BAKOŠ, Marie DOLEŽELOVÁ, Barbora KAPLANOVÁ, Viktor KULHAVÝ and Jarmila BERÁNKOVÁ. Ekonomika životního prostředí (Environmental economics). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 330 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5644-2. info
    • CRABBÉ, Ann and Pieter LEROY. The handbook of environmental policy evaluation. 1st ed. London: Earthscan, 2009. xviii, 202. ISBN 9781844076185. info
    • CYRANI, Pavel. Environmentální ekonomie a politika : výukové případové studie. Edited by Petr Šauer - Aleš Lisa. 1. vyd. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická, katedra ekonomiky životního prostředí, 2007. 447 s. ISBN 9788087076088. info
    • TŘEBICKÝ, Viktor, Josef NOVÁK and Eva KRUŽÍKOVÁ. Proměny politiky životního prostředí : 10 let ekonomické transformace, ochrany životního prostředí a environmentální politiky v České republice. Praha: Ústav pro ekopolitiku, 2001. 39 s., tab. info
    Teaching methods
    For the purposes of the combined form, the course is divided into four parts (tutorials). The main emphasis is put on self-study.
    Assessment methods
    For the purposes of the combined form, the course is divided into four parts (tutorials).
    The main emphasis is put on self-study. The course is concluded with an oral exam.
    Students are eligible to take the oral exam provided that they fulfil given conditions:
    1. approved essay,
    2.successfully pass an on-line test after every part of the course in the IS MU during an obligatory period (a test is regarded as successful if at least 60% answers are correct).

    Detailed information concerning the seminar work and the on-line test is available in the interactive syllabus of the course in the IS MU.
    Language of instruction
    Czech
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    The course is taught annually.
    General note: Nezapisují si studenti, kteří absolvovali zároveň předmět MKV_EKZP a současně MKV_ETIN. Pokud se zapíše méně než 15 studentů, může být předmět vyučován více individuálně, příp. blokovou formou.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: tutoriál 12 hodin.
    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2021.
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