Course: Environmental economy

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Course title Environmental economy
Course code KSPV/1EKZP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Seják Josef, doc. Ing. CSc.
  • Vosátka Jakub, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1.Environmental economy development. 2.Market economy and ecological problems. 3.Macroeconomic impacts of the environmental protection. 4.Microeconomic impacts of the environmental protection. 5.Economic valuation of the environment. 6.Economic tools of the environmental policy. 7.Environmental accounting on the micro-level. 8. Environmental accounting on the macro-level. 9.Czech Republic and the EU.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The course of Environmental Economy provides fundamental information about the economic aspects of environmental protection. The course explains the basic micro- and macroeconomic relationships between environmental protection, the functioning of natural systems and the evaluation of environmental damage. The course provides a detailed view of environmental economic tools, their role and effects on economic subjects, and thereby, the incidental stimulative functions of these tools. Furthermore, the course includes a simplified description of the environmental and economic accounting systems as the tools of environmental management on the micro and macroeconomic level.
Student acquires knowledge about the basic issues and questions emerging from interaction of human economic activities with the environment. Student gets acquainted with economic activities' environmental impact evaluation techniques. On the other hand possible ways of environmental soutions are being discussed.
Fundamentals of Economy

Assessment methods and criteria
Credit requirements: seminar paper, written test Exam: written
Recommended literature
  • Statistické ročenky životního prostředí České republiky.
  • Státní politiky životního prostředí České republiky.
  • Farský, Vomáčková, Ritschelová. Účetnictví o životním prostředí. 2001.
  • Nelissen, N., Strastem, J., Klinkers, L. Classics in Environmental Studies. 1997.
  • Ritschelová, I. a kol. Úvod do ekonomiky životního prostředí. 2002.
  • Ritschelová, I. a kol. Úvod do ekonomiky životního prostředí. 2004.
  • Ritschelová, I. a kol. Výkladový slovník vybraných pojmů z oblasti environmentální ekonomie. 2002.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Environment Environmental Protection (B) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Summer
Faculty of Environment Environmental Protection (B) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Summer