546-0512/01 – Environmental Management (EM)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorRNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2008/2009Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LAB25 RNDr. Alena Labodová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Modern approaches to environmental protection

Teaching methods

Lectures
Seminars
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Project work

Summary

Development of environmental degradation. approaches to environmental protection. Sustainable development. Preventive strategy and its tools. Environmental management.

Compulsory literature:

Rydén, L., Migula, P., Anderson, M: Environmental Science: Understanding, Protecting and Managing the Environment in the Baltic Sea Region, Baltic University Press, 2003, 824p., ISBN 91-970017-0-8 Ecosystems and Human Well-being: General Synthesis (http://www.maweb.org/en/Synthesis.aspx) ISO 14001, ISO 19011, ISO 14031, EMAS

Recommended literature:

Kotovicová,J. a kol.: Čistší produkce, ISBN 80-7057-675-1, MZLU Brno 2003 Remtová, K.: Strategie podniku v péči o životní prostředí,ISBN 80-245-1086-3, VŠE Praha 2006

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

participation in seminars 75%, semestral work

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. EU strategy for sustainable development. Czech strategy for sustainable development. Czech State Environmental Policy. 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. 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. 9. Sustainable consumption and production, material flows, relation to GDP. 10. Product management tools (ecodesign, LCA, environmental labels and declarations), implementation to EMS 11. Environmental management of area (city, region) – legislation/strategies, Local Agenda 21, SD indicators – meaning, choice, use. 12. Environmental health, NEHAP. Access to the information about environment, Aarhus convention, public participation. 13. Voluntary agreements - reason, methodology, relation to the legislation, benefits. 14. Environmental economy – basic terms, economical tools for environmental protection, environmental accounting

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3902R033) System Engineering in Raw Materials Industry P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R003) Commerce Engineering in Raw Materials Treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3902R033) System Engineering in Raw Materials Industry P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R003) Commerce Engineering in Raw Materials Treatment Industry K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3902R033) System Engineering in Raw Materials Industry P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R003) Commerce Engineering in Raw Materials Treatment Industry P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102R003) Commerce Engineering in Raw Materials Treatment Industry K Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3902R033) System Engineering in Raw Materials Industry P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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