MPV_EZTI Environment, Sustainability and Public Utilities

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 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
Tue 14:00–15:50 P302b
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
MPV_EZTI/01: each even Tuesday 16:00–17:50 P302b, J. Soukopová
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! MPV_EKZP Environment and Sustainability ) || (! MPV_ETIN Public Utilities )
Předmět si nezapisují studenti, kteří úspěšně absolvovali oba následující kurzy: MPV_ETIN Ekonomika technické infrastruktury a MPV_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,
  • be able 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
    • The content of this course is divided into the following lectures:
    • 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
    • Excursion - wastewater treatment plant (Brno-Modřice).
    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
      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
    • 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
    Teaching methods
    The course takes the form of both: lectures and seminars. Students can take part in excursion. Presentation of students' seminar works is a part of seminars. The course is concluded with combined written and oral exam (50% of the course classification). Students are eligible to take the exam provided that they elaborate and present essay (50% of the course classification). The teacher can award students with “bonus” points if they are active during seminars and on-line forums. Requirements (including the literature) are specified further in the interactive syllabus and the downloadable study plan before the semester starts.
    Assessment methods
    The course is concluded with combined written and oral exam (50% of the course classification). Students are eligible to take the exam provided that they elaborate and present essay (50% of the course classification). The teacher can award students with “bonus” points if they are active during seminars and on-line forums.

    Requirements (including the literature) are specified further in the interactive syllabus and the downloadable study plan before the semester starts.
    Language of instruction
    Czech
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    The course is taught annually.
    General note: Pokud se zapíše méně než 15 studentů, může být předmět vyučován více individuálně, příp. blokovou formou.
    Information about innovation of course.
    This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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    The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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