Study programmes / C-RD Regional Development / Environmental Policy in Regional Development in English
Course code:EPEA
Course title in language of instruction:Environmental Policy in Regional Development in English
Course title in Czech:Environmentální politika v regionálním rozvoji v AJ
Course title in English:Environmental Policy in Regional Development in English
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 4/0; part-time, 14/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:master continuing
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FRDIS
Name of lecturer:Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Aims of the course:This course focuses on the economic analysis of policy issues related to implementation of the concept of sustainable development and environmental protection at the regional (territorial) level. It will be taught by an interdisciplinary manner taking into account the institutional, economic and legal issues related to the allocation of natural resources. The emphasis is on skills to design, implement and evaluate policy measures at the regional level and the integration of environmental considerations into regional policies and strategies.
Course contents:
1.Sustainable regional development strategy and the role of government in the allocation of natural resources in market economies (allowance 0/2)
2.Evolution of EU environmental policy in an international context (allowance 2/2)
3.The current environmental policy EU: institutions, goals, principles, strategies (allowance 4/2)
4.Application of the principles of EU environmental policy and legislation in the CR (allowance 2/4)
5.Planning and Environmental Management at the level of municipalities (allowance 2/2)
6.New approaches to environmental management in public administration (allowance 2/2)
7.Eco-controlling and the use of economic analysis for evaluating the effectiveness of policy implementation strategies for environmental protection measures at the regional level (allowance 6/6)
8.A comprehensive evaluation of the sustainability of regional development and the inclusion of environmental aspects (allowance 6/6)
9.Communication strategies and environmental marketing (allowance 2/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-ethical commitment
-quality concept awareness

Specific competences:
-Ability to analyse and to modify econ. development strategies in correspondence with requirements of environmental protection and NR management
-Ability to consider environmental anthropological impacts in decision-making processes at the macro and microeconomic level
-Ability to realize and respect sustainability principles and specific environmental protection requirements in the natural resources management system
-Understanding the environmental impacts of economic growth, environmental limits and economic reasoning of environment protection

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Oral examination; a credits are subjected to active participation in seminars and team work, individual preparation for seminars and case studies, paper presentation and short writing assignments, tests.
Two 100 minutes written tests (50% of the total seminar evaluation) during the block (you have to receive minimum 20 points from maxim 40 of the final test to receive credit). You can receive 10 points from public presentation of case study solution, 10 points from the team work on the case study solution, 20 points from lecture and seminar active participation and 10 point from individual seminar work (total 100 points from seminar work - minimum 50 points for credit) The course is finished with oral exam based on the seminar evaluation. Credit is obligatory for final exam participation. For Credit you have to receive minimal points from final written test (20 p.), and minimum 50 % of points from seminar evaluation. Participation on test is compulsory.
Written tests - 2 written tests will be during the course. Maximum points for first partial test are 10, for second final test 40 points so maximal total receive points could be 50. For Credit it is necessary to have at least 20 points from second final test. Test will be written 7th and 11th week of the semester. Participation on the second final written tests at aforementioned week is obligatory.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h14 h
     practice28 h0 h
     consultation10 h0 h
     public presentation (oral)5 h0 h
     preparation for exam25 h71 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h0 h
     preparation for regular testing9 h0 h
     preparation of presentation10 h20 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h35 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Regulation. 1st ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. 251 p. ISBN 0-471-00084-1.
  • MIŠKOLCI, S. Environmental policy in regional development: theoretical foundations, concepts and tools. Mendel University in Brno, 2014. 125 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-026-3.
  • JORDAN, A. -- ADELLE, C. Environmental policy in the EU: actors, institutions and processes. 3rd ed. London: Routledge, 2013. 392 p. ISBN 978-1-84971-469-3.
  • CALLAN, S. -- THOMAS, J M. Environmental Economics and Management : Theory, Policy, and Applications. Chicago: Irwin, 1996. 12 p. ISBN 0-256-13254-2.
Recommended reading list
  • MARKANDYA, A. et al. Environmental economics for sustainable growth: a handbook for practitioners. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 567 p. ISBN 1-84064-812-0.
  • STERNER, T. Policy instruments for environmental and natural resource management. Washington: Resources for the Future, 2003. 504 p. ISBN 1-891853-13-9.