118-0323/07 – Environmental Policy of the EU (EPEU)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master, Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DRA099 Ing. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the knowledge in the field of environmental policy, focusing on environmental policy at the international level and the EU level. Students will acquire knowledge of the basic principles and tools applied both internationally and within the EU. The subject of interest in international environmental policy is the development, major environmental and sustainable development conferences, commitments and organizations in this field.

Teaching methods

Other activities


Compulsory literature:

1. BOLLA, V., G. LOCK and M. POPOVA. Is the EU on a Sustainable Development Path? Highlights of the 2011 Monitoring Report of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy. Eurostat: Statistic in focus, 58/2011. ISSN 1977-0316. 2. UN. Millennium Development Goal 8. The Global Partnership for Development at a Critical Juncture. MDG Gap Task Force Report 2010. New York: United Nation, 2010. 80 s. ISBN 978-92-1-101224-8. 3. UNEP. State of the environment and contribution of the United Nations Environment Programme to meeting substantive environmental challenges. Report of the Executive Direktor. UNEP/GC.26/4, 2010. Dostupné z www: http://www.unep.org

Recommended literature:

UNEP. Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment. From Rio to Rio+20 (1992-2012) (DEW/1234/NA). OECD, 2011. 99 s. ISBN: 978-92-807-3190-3. Dostupné z www: http://www.unep.org UNEP. Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication - A Synthesis for Policy Makers, UNEP, 2011. 44 s. Dostupné z www: http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

two tests



Další požadavky na studenta

study of suggested new documents


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction into environmental policy: the environment and its functions, natural resources, definitions, functions, goals, principles of environmental policy, sustainable development and decoupling; 2. Environmental policy tools; 3. Introduction into international environmental policy; 4. The development and current state of international environmental policy; 5. International environmental regimes; 6. Introduction into the EU environmental policy; 7. The development and current state of EU environmental policy; 8. Significant processes and strategies within EU environmental policy; 9. The development and characteristics of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy following the Lisbon Strategy; 10. The EU's approach to tackling climate change; EU greenhouse gas emissions trading scheme.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40  25
        Examination Examination 60  35
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: the elaboration of presentation for the selected issues in the field of the environment and sustainable development; two writing tests

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B0311A050004) Applied Economics (S01) International Economic Relations P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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