Course syllabus ENPOL - Environmental Policy (FA - WS 2020/2021)Help

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Course title in Czech:
Environmental Policy
Course title in English: Environmental Policy
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
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Course supervisor:
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
This course builds on the subject of Environmental Economics and Natural Resources, which is taught at the undergraduate level, where students become familiar with basic economic principles of sustainable use of natural resources. It is designed to provide an economic analysis of the policy issues associated with applying the concept of sustainable development and environmental protection, and will be taught in an interdisciplinary fashion addressing the institutional, economic, and legal issues related to natural resource allocation.
The course will begin with a conceptual overview of key issues and trace the evolution of environmental policy development in the EU. Particular attention will be given to options and tools for affecting resource allocation and environmental quality. Specific policy issues addressed will include water resources, air pollution, waste management, energy and climate change. These issues will be discussed, and policy prescriptions to deal with these issues will be examined.
The aim of the second part of the course is examination of the impact of environmental issues on the organizational structure and operations from a management perspective with a focus on how environmental concerns create threats opportunities and affect organizational strategic management. Discussion of current environmental issues involves research and development of legislation regulatory policies and technological advances in environmental management and examination of the new "corporate culture" that integrates environmental considerations into organizational design. A special emphasis will be placed on environmental awareness and economic impact of environmental policy and how they affect business strategy.
Students will acquire the ability
• to analyze and assess policy decisions, to seek an understanding of stakes involved,
• to recognize the roles of technical, social and political information, and identify sources of potential conflict,
• to develop analyses, and evaluating plans, implementation strategies and consequences of environmental policies at the business level
• to understand when negotiation and communication strategies can enhance implementability of environmental measures
Course content:
Sustainable development strategy and the role of government in the allocation of natural resources in market economies (allowance 4/4)
Evolution of EU environmental policy in an international context (allowance 2/0)
The current environmental policy EU: institutions, goals, principles, strategies (allowance 4/2)
4.Policy instruments of environmental protection (protection of water resources, air pollution, waste management, energy and climate change) (allowance 2/4)
Analysis of business environment and evaluation of the impact of environmental factors on the organizational structure of business and economic activity (allowance 4/4)
Environmental management and assessment of economic impact of policy (allowance 6/6)
7.Communication strategies and environmental marketing (allowance 4/4)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
28 h
15 h
public presentation (oral)
10 h
preparation for exam25 h
preparation for regular assessment20 h
preparation for regular testing
15 h
preparation of presentation
17 h
writing of seminar paper
10 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Oral examination; a credits are subjected to active participation in seminars and team work, individual preparation for seminars and case studies, paper presentation and short writing assignments, tests.
Two 100 minutes written tests (40% of the total seminar evaluation -- 10 points from partial test and 30 points from final test) during the block. You have to receive minimum 15 points from maxim 30 points from the final test to receive Credit. Test will be written 5th and 10th week of the semester. Participation on the second final written tests at aforementioned week is obligatory. You can receive 10 points from public presentation of case study solution, 20 points from the team work on the case study solution, 20 points from active participation in lectures and seminars and 10 points from individual seminar work (total 100 points from seminar work). For Credit it is necessary to have at least 50 points from tests and seminar work. Credit is compulsory for final exam participation.
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Daily attendance
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Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Regulation. 1st ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. 251 p. ISBN 0-471-00084-1.
Environmental Policy in the European Union: actors, institutions, and processes. 2nd ed. London: Earthscan, 366 p. ISBN 1-84407-157-X.
HYRŠLOVÁ, J. Účetnictví udržitelného rozvoje podniku. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomie a managementu, 2009. 179 p. ISBN 978-80-86730-47-9.

MARKANDYA, A. et al. Environmental economics for sustainable growth: a handbook for practitioners. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 567 p. ISBN 1-84064-812-0.
RUSSO, M V. Environmental management: readings and cases. 2nd ed. Los Angeles: SAGE, 663 p. ISBN 978-1-4129-5849-3.
HYRŠLOVÁ, J. Využití environmentálního manažerského účetnictví na podporu rozhodovacích procesů v podniku.  [online]. 2005. URL:$file/planeta7_web.pdf.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study C-AGE-ABU Agribusiness, full-time form, initial period WS 2020/2021
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, WS 2016/2017, WS 2015/2016, WS 2014/2015 (and older)
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