546-0801/02 – Sustainable Production and Consumption (UVaS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

To understand the impact of production and consumption to the global ecosystem on macro scale, global material flows, producers and consumers behavior.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations
Project work


Global material flows, exploration of resources, consumers and producers approach. Tools for minimization of production/consumption on environment.

Compulsory literature:

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Synthesis, published in 2005 by Island Press. (http://www.millenniumassessment.org/documents/document.356.aspx.pdf) Environmental Science. Understanding, protecting and managing the environment in the Baltic Sea Region. Editors: Lars Rydén, Pawel Migula and Magnus Andersson. BUP Uppsala 2003 (http://www2.balticuniv.uu.se/bup-3/index.php/public/textbooks-course-materials/course-materials/environmental-science) Web sources: www.wbcsd.org, www.unido.org, www.unep.org, www.who.org, www.mzp.cz, www.cemc.cz, Agenda 21. https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/Agenda21.pd ASHBY, M. F., Didac FERRER I BALAS and Jordi SEGALÀS. [2016]. Materials and sustainable development. Amsterdam: Elsevier/BH.

Recommended literature:

Web sources: www.mzp.cz,www.cemc.cz,www.cenia.cz Various scientific journals http://ec.europa.eu/environment/green-growth/index_en.htm Resource Efficiency (www.unido.org) US EPA: Principlles of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production. An International Training Course. 1999 (electronic version at lecturer) Manual on the Development of Cleaner Production Policies — Approaches and Instruments. UNIDO CP Programme, Vienna 2002

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

discussion within the lecture, active participation in seminars, semestral project, participation in seminars min. 75%, oral exam


Other requirements

Group project with results presentation


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Global material and energy flows for production and consumption, visible and hidden exploration of sources (Hidden backpack) 2. Influence on primary sources consumption in production – ecodesign, cleaner production 3. Substitution of primary sources by secondary ones – reuse, recycling 4. Tools for improvement of material recycling share – legislative, financial 5. Management of end-of-life waste collection and treatment 6. Sustainable consumption from producers’ point of view – ecoefficiency 7. Sustainable consumption from consumers’ point of view – ecological footprint, consumption patterns 8. Consumers’ access to information about environmental characteristics of product. 9. Legislative, economical and informational tools for individual consumption regulation 10.Tools for regulation of public consumption 11.Environmental ethics 12.Municipality support to sustainable consumption. 13.Environmental education for sustainable consumption 14.Participation of NGO’s in SCP support

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 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: Oral examination

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2020/2021 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290006) Preventive Approaches in Environmental Protection K Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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