E2000 Environment & Health II - Environmental Policies, Strategies and Instruments

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Ing. Kateřina Šebková, Ph.D., M.A. (lecturer)
RNDr. Mgr. Michal Bittner, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jakub Urík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Peter Šebej, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.
Supplier department: RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Wed 13:00–14:50 D29/252-RCX1
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
The course aims to provide the knowledge to the students about policies and strategies which help to solve environmental problems.
Learning outcomes
After this course, the student will be able to:
- to list and describe the main policies, concepts, strategies and instruments of environmental protection
- to understand how they help solve current environmental problems
- to discuss the positives and negatives of individual policies, strategies and instruments
- to be oriented in current environmental and chemical legislation
- to interpret and discuss the results of successful or unsuccessful solutions to environmental problems
- to understand the precautionary approach with the use of various environmental protection instruments
- to be oriented in the environmental data and their resources
  • Environmental policies and strategies - international, EU and national
  • Political, legislative, technological and economic instruments for chemical pollution reduction and environmental protection
  • Environmental legislation
  • Chemical management - regulation and legislation
  • Information needed for effective management and development of environmental policies, strategies and legislation
  • Environmental quality monitoring tools
  • Use of the Geographic Information System for presentation of environmental data, information systems presenting environmental data
  • Environmental information and management, integrated pollution register, integrated system for monitoring, risk management and mitigation
  • Integrated rescue system, accidents, risk management
    recommended literature
  • JANČÁŘOVÁ, Ilona, Jana DUDOVÁ, Jakub HANÁK, Milan PEKÁREK, Ivana PRŮCHOVÁ, Vojtěch VOMÁČKA and Dominik ŽIDEK. Právo životního prostředí: obecná část. 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2016. 716 pp. Učebnice Právnické fakulty MU, č. 531. ISBN 978-80-210-8366-0. info
  • TUHÁČEK, Miloš and Jitka JELÍNKOVÁ. Právo životního prostředí : praktický průvodce. První vydání. Praha: Grada, 2015. 279 stran. ISBN 9788024754642. URL info
  • JANČÁŘOVÁ, Ilona, Jana DUDOVÁ, Jakub HANÁK, Milan PEKÁREK, Ivana PRŮCHOVÁ and Jana TKÁČIKOVÁ. Právo životního prostředí: zvláštní část. 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2015. 624 pp. Edice učebnic Právnické fakulty MU, č. 527. ISBN 978-80-210-8041-6. info
  • ZAHUMENSKÁ, Vendula. Právo a environmentální problémy (Law and Environmental Problems). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 211 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-7129-2. Katedra environmentálních studií: Publikace členů katedry info
  • LACINA, Petr, Otakar Jiří MIKA and Kateřina ŠEBKOVÁ. Nebezpečné chemické látky a směsi. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 131 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6475-1. info
  • ANDĚL, Petr. Posuzování vlivů na životní prostředí. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 83 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6609-0. info
  • JANČÁŘOVÁ, Ilona. Právo životního prostředí pro bakaláře. 1., 1. dotisk. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 292 pp. Učebnice - č.467. ISBN 978-80-210-5556-8. info
  • DAMOHORSKÝ, Milan. Právo životního prostředí. 3. vyd. Praha: C.H. Beck, 2010. xlvii, 629. ISBN 9788074003387. info
Teaching methods
Regular seminars are held weekly or combined, as needed, into smaller blocks. The individual themes are presented by experts from RECETOX Center and other relevant institutions. Environmental policies, strategies or instruments are not only presented and explained, but also their pros and contras are discussed. Participation of students in the seminars is not passive; they are actively involved in surveys, queries, work in groups, etc.
Assessment methods
The work and activity of students is monitored and evaluated throughout the semester. The condition of attending the course is to attend at least 12 seminars. For 13 or 14 seminars there are extra points. Participation must be active (student responds to lecture topics, gives questions, is not "absent-minded" ...). Coloquium has three obligatory parts: 1) min attendance, 2) presentation of a topic, 3) review for 2 presentations
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2020, recent)
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