Course Details

Environmental Economy

Academic Year 2024/25

NVA072 course is part of 1 study plan

NPC-ARS / ARP Winter Semester 2nd year

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2 credits



Forms and criteria of assessment


Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective


1. Basic terms, global environmental problems – atmosphere and climate, water resources, deforestation, extinction of species and other selected problems.

2. State of the environment of the Czech Republic and its developmental trends – air, water, soil, biota.

3. General relationship between the market economy and the environment – the term ‘externalities’, natural resources and their evaluation, macroeconomic and microeconomic optimums of environmental quality.

4. Legal regulations for the protection of the environment in the Czech Republic – basic and general legal norms, particular legal norms (protection of the countryside, air and water).

5. Legal regulations for the protection of the environment in the Czech Republic – specific legal norms (soil protection, handling of waste, other components of the environment), related legal norms, harmonization of the legal regulations of the Czech Republic and the EU.

6. Administrative and economic tools in the protection of the environment – tools of negative and positive stimulation.

7. Ecological management of companies – systems of ecological management, environmental norms, environmental accounting.

8. Strategic approaches towards the solution of environmental problems – reactive and proactive approaches, technology used in the cleaning of waste gases and water, handling of waste, recycling.

9. The concept of permanently sustainable development, and selected tools and measures which support its enforcement – environmental auditing and the EIA method, SEA, ecolabelling, ecological tax reform.

10. Natural science and land-use aspects of the protection of the living environment – land-use systems for the ecological stability of landscapes, linkage to land-use planning.

11. Ecological policy – international events and initiatives, the ecological policy of the Czech Republic.

12. Institutional support of care for the living environment in the Czech Republic – public administration, non-governmental organizations.

13. The ecological policy of the EU – environmental action plans, interaction of economic and ecological policy.