546-0930/02 – Environmental Economics (EE)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorIng. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.Subject version guarantorIng. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2002/2003Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
S1I48 Ing. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Combined Examination 20+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the course, students will be able to: • explain the theoretical basis of economic instruments in environmental policy, and problems of their application in practice, • justify their benefits compared with the quantitative control instruments, • summarize the criteria and methods for deciding on the optimal use of the basic functions of the environment, • define the problems / limits of application of optimization methods, • clarify the nature of the concept of sustainable development and interrelationship of environmental, social and economic development, • define the positive and negative impacts of globalization on the environment and sustainable development, • define the limits of environmental economics and alternative approaches to the use of natural resources and sustainable development.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations

Summary

Economic aspects of environmental degradation. Nature, causes and negative impacts of the existence of externalities. Methods and instruments for internalising costs (externalities) and optimization of pollution. The criteria of efficiency and decision-making methods. Valuing quality of the environment and its changes as a prerequisite for evaluating the effectiveness of measures to protect the environment. Valuation of natural resources, objectives and criteria for the optimal use of natural resources, renewable and non-renewable. Factors affecting the dynamics of the exploitation of natural resources. Causes and consequences of the globalization of environmental problems. The concept of sustainable development and its measurement. Alternative approaches to global cooperation in the environmental field (theory and practice).

Compulsory literature:

ANDERSON, D.A. (2010) Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management. 3rd ed. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-77905-0 DALY, H. E., FARLEY, J. (2004). Ecological economics: Principles and appli-cations. Island Press:Washington. FIELD, B.C. and FIELD, M.K. (2009) Environmental Economics. An Introduction, 5th edn., McGraw Hill, Boston HARRIS, J. M. (2006) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach. 2nd Edition. Boston:Houghton Mifflin. KLUVÁNKOVÁ-ORAVSKÁ, T. et al. (2010). From Government to Governance? New Governance for Water and Biodiversity in an Enlarged Europe. Praha: Alfa Nakladatelství, 2010. MYERS, N., KENT, J.(2001). Perverse Subsidies: How Missused Tax Dollars Harm the Environment and the Economy.Washington, London: Island Press.

Recommended literature:

DALY, H. E., COBB, J. B. (1994). For the common good. Redirecting the economy towards community, the environment and a sustainable future. London: Green Print. LOMBORG, B.(2001).The Skeptical Environmentalist. Measuring the Real State of the World. Cambridge University Press. MYERS, N., KENT, J.(2001). Perverse Subsidies: How Missused Tax Dollars Harm the Environment and the Economy.Washington, London: Island Press. SIEBERT, H. (2008). Economics of the Environment. Theory and Policy. 7th Ed. Berlin: Springer. Tietenberg, T.H.: Environmental Economics and Policy. 4th Edition. Addison Weasley 2003. Tietenberg, T.H.: Environmental and Natural Ressource Economics. Addison Weasley 2005.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

discussion of individual topics

E-learning

not been implemented

Další požadavky na studenta

study recommended recent articles / publications discussion of individual topics

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

• Economic aspects of environmental degradation. • Methods and instruments to internalize the cost and optimization of pollution. • The criteria of efficiency and decision-making methods. • Valuing quality of the environment and its changes as a prerequisite for evaluating the effectiveness of measures to protect the environment • Valuation of natural resources, objectives and criteria for the optimal use of natural resources, renewable and non-renewable. • Factors affecting the dynamics of the exploitation of natural resources. • Causes and consequences of the globalization of environmental problems. • The concept of sustainable development and its measurement. • Alternative approaches to global cooperation in the environmental field (theory and practice).

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2002/2003 Winter semester, validity until: 2012/2013 Summer semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2012/2013 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry P Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (P3904) Engineering Ecology (3904V012) Environment Protection within Industry K Czech Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (P2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102V009) Processing P Czech Ostrava Optional study plan

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