Charles University Environment Center receives European Commission funding (Erasmus Plus scheme) for the collaborative project: 'PEOple-centred development approaches in Practical and Learning Environments (PEOPLE)'
The Leading Practice Publication (LPP) is the result of nearly two years of work on the UE4SD project building on the knowledge and experience of 53 partners from 33 countries active in the area of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at European higher education institutions (HEIs). In these two years (2013-2015), a wealth of information has been gathered and we are pleased to share with you some of the key findings and experiences gained during the project in this publication.
As part of the project Support of information exchange and education about the impact of climate change and adaptation measures on national and regional level donated by the EEA Grants and Norway Grants a website Adaptation to climate change which should help to raise awareness of general public and preparedness of public administration to implement meaningful adaptation measures in the Czech Republic and Facebook profile have been launched.
Although the Czech Republic is on track to decarbonise,the concrete pathways need further examination and public discussion, in order to finish preparation of Czech Climate Mitigation Policy, and most importantly to ensure successful implementation of the 2050 low-carbon roadmap and deep decarbonisation. Workshop of the FP7 project CECILIA2050 contributed to this discussion with presentations on climate change policy options and modelling approaches to explore the impacts of decarbonisation pathways.
In the framework of the project MOSUR and TAČR projects “Analysis and support for participatory decision-making processes aimed at regional sustainable development strategies through the use of actor analysis methodology” (2014‑2015); and “Use of regional sustainable development case studies in higher education and for the creation of Open Educational Resources” has our Center published the book "Exploring regional sustainable development issues. Using the case study approach in higher education". Book was edited by Andrew Barton and Jana Dlouhá. It brings together a total of seven regional sustainable development case studies that have been used as teaching materials for e-learning courses at the Charles University Environment Center in Prague, Czech Republic, and which form a part of its open education resources. Full text of the book is available here.
ECHA commissioned a service contract to examine the economic benefits of avoiding selected adverse human health outcomes due to exposure to chemicals. Three original surveys were conducted in four Member States (Italy, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands) with the aim of obtaining representative (average) EU-wide estimates.
The Center was originally established as a small unit whose goal was inspirational, initiating and coordinating activities in pedagogic and research processes in the environmental field at Charles University. After more than 20 years the Center grew into an extensive team with more than 20 employees concentrated in three different departments. Its current status no longer corresponded to the wide range of activities it engages in, either in the research field or in fulfilling study programmes, and it was for this reason that an organisational change to a university institute was made.
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Holm, T., Sammalisto, K., Caeiro, S., Rieckmann, M., Dlouhá, J., Wright, T., ... & Lozano, R. (2016). Developing sustainability into a golden thread throughout all levels of education. Journal of Cleaner Production, 117, 1-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.01.016Read more ...
Dlouhá, J., & Burandt, S. (2015). Design and evaluation of learning processes in an international sustainability oriented study programme. In search of a new educational quality and assessment method. Journal of Cleaner Production,106, 247-258. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.096Read more ...
L. Rečka, M. Ščasný, Impacts of carbon pricing, brown coal availability and gas cost on Czech energy system up to 2050, Energy, Volume 108, 1 August 2016, Pages 19-33, ISSN 0360-5442, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2015.12.003.Read more ...
Hák, Oulehlová, Janoušková a kol: Environmentální bezpečnost (2015). EKOPRESS, 150 s. ISBN: 978-80-87865-19-4 (http://www.ekopress.cz/)Read more ...
Hák, T., Janoušková, S., & Moldan, B. (2016). Sustainable Development Goals: A need for relevant indicators. Ecological Indicators, 60, 565-573.Read more ...
Dlouhá, J., & Burandt, S. (2015). Design and evaluation of learning processes in an international sustainability oriented study programme. In search of a new educational quality and assessment method. Journal of Cleaner Production, 106, 247–258. Full text/Plný text - available here/Dostupný zde.
UE4SD (2015) Leading Practice Publication: Professional development of university educators on Education for Sustainable Development in European countries. Editors: Kapitulčinová, D., Dlouhá, J., Ryan, A., Dlouhý, J., Barton, A., Mader, M., Tilbury, D., Mulà, I., Benayas, J., Alba, D., Mader, C., Michelsen, G., Vintar Mally, K. Charles University in Prague, Prague, 136 pp. Kniha je dostupná/Book is available online zde/online here
Syrovátka, M., & Hák, T. (2015). Measuring Rich-Country Policies Toward the Global Environment: A Critical Analysis of the Environmental Component of the Commitment to Development Index. The Journal of Environment & Development, 24(1), 105-128. - abstrakt článku/article abstract
Hák, T., Janoušková, S., Whitby, A., Abdallah, S., & Kovanda, J. (2015). Indicator Policy Factsheets: A Knowledge Brokerage Tool. Sustainability, 7(3), 3414-34 - plný text článku/full text of the article
West, J., Schandl, H., Krausmann, F., Kovanda, J., & Hak, T. (2014). Patterns of change in material use and material efficiency in the successor states of the former Soviet Union. Ecological Economics, 105, 211-219 - plný text článku/full text of the article
Ščasný M., Zvěřinová I. (2014) Stated preference study to examine the economic value of benefits of avoiding selected adverse human health outcomes due to exposure to chemicals in the European Union. Service contract for the European Chemicals Agency No. ECHA/2011/123 FD7. Final Report Part II:Fertility and Developmental Toxicity. Odkaz na článek/full text of the article
Zvěřinová I., Ščasný M., Kyselá E. (2014) What Influences Public Acceptance of the Current Policies to Reduce GHG Emissions? WP2 Deliverable 2.5. Prague, Charles University Environment Center. odkaz na článek/full text of the article
Weinzettel J., Steen-Olsen K., Hertwich E.G., Borucke M., Galli A. (2014) Ecological footprint of nations: Comparison of process analysis, and standard and hybrid multiregional input–output analysis. Ecological Economics, vol. 101, May 2014, pp. 115–126 Odkaz na článek/full text of the article
Máca, V., Melichar, J. (2013). Health Benefits of the Low Emission Zone Introduction in Prague City Centre. Transactions on Transport Sciences, 6(1), pp. 1-72. Odkaz na článek/Full text of the article
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