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Environmental Management in the EU

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Course Unit Code118-0544/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated3 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle, Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
DRA099Ing. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
Summary
The subject should complete basic knowledge of the student in field of
environmental policy.The first part is dealing with environmental policy in
general. The second part is focused on the process of development of
international policy as a framework of an environmental policy of EU. The
third part of the subject is devoted to the formation and operation of the
environmental policy of EU. Student will acquire knowledge of the tools of EU
environmental policy and problems connected with their implementation at all
levels – international, the member states of EU and other countries.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
After completing the course students should be able to:
- define the subject, aims, and principles of the environmental policy,
- choose the appropriate type of environmental indicator for integration of
environmental aspects into different sectoral policies,
- interpret the main results of development of the international environmental policy,
- demonstrate a short history of the Environmental Action Programmes of EU,
- conclude the priority areas, objectives a strategic approaches of the Sixth
environment action programme EC “Environment 2010: Our future, Our choice”.

Course Contents
1. Introduction – development of environmentalism
2. Role of an environmental policy and formation of the policy in frame
of policy cycle
3. Goals, principles, and tools of environmental policy
4. Historical review - development of an international environmental policy
5. Development of international environmental policy towards
sustainability
6. Beginning of environmental policy formation in EC
7. Development of the EC environmental policy untill 1990
8. EC policy towards sustainability – the first wave of environmental
policy integration process
9. Deepening of the integration process and legislative framework of
the sustainability policy
10. Third wave of the environmental policy integration of environmental
consideration into other policy areas
11. New wave of the integration process - from Cardiff to Helsinki and
beyond
12. The Sixth Environment Action Programme of the European
Community “Environment 2010: Our future, Our choice”
13. Cardiff integration process and completing of the Lisbon
Strategy /2000-2005/
14. Deepening of the political process - Review of the EU Sustainable
Development Strategy
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
1. Manual of Environmental Policy. The EU and Britain, ISSN 1740-3529
http://www.mep-online.com/
2. EU Environmental Policy Handbook – A Critical Analysis of EU Environmental
Legislation. 2005. EEB, ISBN 9057270552
3. Environment 2010: Our Future, Our Choice. 6th Environment Action
Programme 2001-2010. ISBN 92-894-0261-X http://europe.eea.eu.int/
4. Review of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy 2005
http://europa.eu.int/comm/sustainable/pages/review_en.htm
1. Manual of Environmental Policy. The EU and Britain, ISSN 1740-3529
http://www.mep-online.com/
2. EU Environmental Policy Handbook – A Critical Analysis of EU Environmental
Legislation. 2005. EEB, ISBN 9057270552
3. Environment 2010: Our Future, Our Choice. 6th Environment Action
Programme 2001-2010. ISBN 92-894-0261-X http://europe.eea.eu.int/
4. Review of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy 2005
http://europa.eu.int/comm/sustainable/pages/review_en.htm
Recommended Reading:
1. Blowers and Glasbergen. Environmental Policy in an International Context –
Prospects for Environmental Change./III./ Arnold, 1996, ISBN 0 340 65262 4
2. BRUNDTLAND, Gro H., et al: Our Common Future : Report of the World
Commission on Environment and Development. Oxford, Oxford University
Press, 1987
3. Richard L. Revesz, Robert N. Stavins: Environmental Law and Policy /in:The
Handbook of Law and Economics, ed A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven
Shavell, Amsterdam: North-Holland/Elsevier Science, 2004
4. Robert N. Stavins: Introduction to the Political Economy of Environmental
regulation {in: The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation} Edward
Elgar Publishing, Inc., January 26, 2004
5. Integrating environmental consideration into other policy areas –
a stocktaking of the Cardiff process COM(2004) 394 final
6. Sustainable Development Indicators to monitor the implementation of the EU
Sustainable Development Strategy SEC(2005) 161 final
1. Blowers and Glasbergen. Environmental Policy in an International Context –
Prospects for Environmental Change./III./ Arnold, 1996, ISBN 0 340 65262 4
2. BRUNDTLAND, Gro H., et al: Our Common Future : Report of the World
Commission on Environment and Development. Oxford, Oxford University
Press, 1987
3. Richard L. Revesz, Robert N. Stavins: Environmental Law and Policy /in:The
Handbook of Law and Economics, ed A. Mitchell Polinsky and Steven
Shavell, Amsterdam: North-Holland/Elsevier Science, 2004
4. Robert N. Stavins: Introduction to the Political Economy of Environmental
regulation {in: The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation} Edward
Elgar Publishing, Inc., January 26, 2004
5. Integrating environmental consideration into other policy areas –
a stocktaking of the Cardiff process COM(2004) 394 final
6. Sustainable Development Indicators to monitor the implementation of the EU
Sustainable Development Strategy SEC(2005) 161 final
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined