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Course syllabus RRERZP - Economics and Management of Environment and Natural Resources (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)
|Course title in language of instruction:||Ekonomika a řízení životního prostředí a přírodních zdrojů|
|Course title in Czech:||Economics and Management of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Course title in English:||Economics and Management of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Mode of completion and number of credits:||Exam (6 credits)|
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
|Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:||full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)|
|Language of instruction:||Czech|
|Level of course:||bachelor|
|Name of lecturer:||Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)|
|Prerequisites:||Macroeconomics or Macroeconomics in English and not EKZPZ and not ENEKO and not ENPOL and not Environmental Aspects of Business in EU|
|Aims of the course:|
|Optimization of the natural resource use based on the sustainability principles requires specific management approaches respecting the nature protection requirements. The goal of the course is to equip students with professional competencies necessary for economic analysis and guidance on development strategies in accordance with the requirements of environmental protection and optimizing use of natural resources. It covers both the theoretical foundations of economics, and economic methodology useful for promoting environmentally-sensitive decisions and selected practical applications.
The whole course is designed to equip students with sufficient knowledge and analytical skills that are necessary to take into account the environmental impacts of human activities in the economic decision making at both macro and micro-economic levels, and the development and evaluation of public policies on the environment. Students in the course learn the basic concepts, theoretical approaches and economic principles of the natural resources use and environmental protection. Understanding of the economic rules for natural resource management based on the sustainability principles, and specific approaches integrating natural protection requirements.
Having completed the course, students are expected to be able:
• to analyse and shape the development strategies with respect of economic consequences, the natural protection requirements, and natural resource use optimisation;
• to reflect environmental anthropogenic impacts in the economic decision making process at the micro and macro-economic levels and public environmental policy evaluation;
• to integrate environmental policies into business strategy and management.
The major objectives are for students to learn basic economic principles governing the allocation of various categories of scarce natural/environmental resources among competing uses; and gain experience with basic analytical tools useful for applying these principles to real world allocation problems. Students will develop understanding of (1) interconnections between the natural environment, social institutions, and the working of market economic system; (2) the role of microeconomics and macroeconomics and ethics in sustainability and the differences between neoclassical environmental economics and ecological economics; (3) the relationship between the economic growth and the environment and the "Environmental Kuznets Curve"; (4) the relationship between "economic efficiency" and sustainability, the concept and the rules of sustainable economic development ; (4)market failures the conditions under which markets allocate environmental resources inefficiently; (5) the concept of economic value and methods for estimating value of non-market environmental goods and services; (6) approaches to environmental and natural resource management and optimization; (7) alternative approaches and tools to solve environmental problems due to missing markets and policy failures.
|Learning outcomes and competences:|
|Type of course unit:||required|
|Year of study:||Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.|
|Work placement:||There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.|
|Recommended study modules:||-|
|Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):|
|Oral examination; a credits are subjected to active participation in seminars and team work, indivitual preparation for seminars and case studies, paper presentation and short wiritting assigments, tests.|
Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 01/06/2015.