546-0401/08 – Environmental Management (EM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Year1Semestersummer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
LAB25 RNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time Examination 6+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge rendered after completion of the course: Do the themes of which have been prepared outline of the subject. Students will learn about developments in the macro environment, learn about the policy instruments of environmental protection, as well as tools to promote sustainable development. Skills rendered after completion of the course: An informed discussion, knowledge of state environmental context and the economy.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Project work

Summary

The subject is introducing fundamentals and methods of environmental care management in company (as voluntary regulations). There are different access to environmental management and their relationship. Main attention is focused on sustainable development, global scenarios and their use, ecoefectivity, product policy, environmental risk and healthy risk, environmental computer science (informatics).

Compulsory literature:

Web sources: www.wbcsd.org, www.unido.org, www.unepie.org, www.who.org, www.env.cz, www.cemc.cz, http://europa.eu/comm/environment/ipp/home.htm Various scientific journals ISO norms 14000

Recommended literature:

Various scientific journals

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

active participation of students in seminars, discussion to the presented topics

E-learning

Other requirements

For every seminar hour compulsory part is a presentation of seminar work. There is requested ability of students to present the chosen topics in PowerPoint and defend her/his opinion in discussion.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Definitions – environment, environmental protection, ecology, environmental pollution and degradation. Changes in the environment according to demographic, social and technical development, resources use, renewable and non-renewable sources. Local, regional and global environmental pollution, assimilation capacity of nature. Global ecosystem, ecosystem services. Biodiversity, Convention on Biological Diversity, genetic banks. 2. History of environmental protection. Basic strategies, development in timeline, main features. Economical comparison of different environmental strategies. 3. Sustainable development – definition, principles, documents. Agenda 21. Scenarios of sustainable development (WBCSD) 4. Preventive strategy –principles, tools, proactive impact, win-win strategy and its advantages 5. EIA – principle, Czech legislation, time requirements, participants in EIA process, role of state administration, local administration and public. EIA experts – qualification requirements, formation of team for EIA process, methods for assessment. 6. Environmental audits – definition, legislation. Various types of environmental audit, differences and common signs, description of audit program and plan, participants. Auditors – qualification requirements, formation of team for audit. 7. Waste minimization, cleaner production. Definition, description of CP assessment project. Implementation in companies. Benefits of CP project for environment and economics of company. IPPC – principle, Czech legislation, BAT, BREF. 8. LCA 9. Environmental labels and declarations 10. Environmental management systems – definition, basic features, specifications. EMS certification – rules, possibilities, costs and benefits. Accreditation of certification bodies. EMAS and ISO 14001 - differences. Connection to other management systems (QMS, SMS, OHSAS etc.). EPI’s, ISO 14031.CSR 11. Voluntary agreements - reason, methodology, relation to the legislation, benefits. 12. Environmental economy – basic terms, economical tools for environmental protection, environmental accounting

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Summer semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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