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What is CU Environment Centre

The Charles University Environment centre, was founded as a part of Charles University in 1992. It conducts environmental research and provides environmental expertise and information for students, university staff and for the general public. The centre collaborates with parliamentary bodies, state administration, non-government organizations and many academic and research institutions both locally and abroad. CUEC consists of the three units: sustainable development indicators, environmental economics, and education and information for sustainable development.

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Position in CUEC: Deputy director

Topics: Sustainable development, indicators, environmental policy

Involvement in running projects:


Curriculum Vitae: Europass

Publications: Orcid - Scopus - ResearcherId



Other activities:

  • 2004– Parliament of the Czech republic, Senate, Senator
  • 2002– Czech National Statistical Council, member
  • 2001– Joint Institute for Environmental Studies of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University, Director
  • 2001– Regional Environmental Center, Budapest, member of General Assembly 
  • 1998– Chairman of Honorary Council of the Czech Union of Nature Conservation (the largest Czech green NGO) 
  • 1997– Engineering Academy of the Czech Republic, member 
  • 1992–2015 Charles University Environment Center, Director 
  • 2015- Charles University Environment Center, Director

Our recent publications

Milan Ščasný; Iva Zvěřinová; Mikołaj Czajkowski. Electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid, or conventional? Polish consumers’ preferences for electric vehicles. Energy Efficiency, December 2018, Volume 11, Issue 8, pp 2181–2201. Link

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Weinzettel, Jan; Pfister, Stephan. International trade of global scarce water use in agriculture: Modeling on watershed level with monthly resolution. Ecological Economics, vol. 159, May 2019, pp 301-311.  Link

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Weinzettel, Jan; Wood, Richard. Environmental Footprints of Agriculture Embodied in International Trade: Sensitivity of Harvested Area Footprint of Chinese Exports. Ecological Economics. March 2018,  145, pp. 323–330. Available for limited time here. Permanent link.

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Alberini, A., Bigano, A., Ščasný, M., Zvěřinová, I. (2018) Preferences for Energy Efficiency vs. Renewables: What Is the Willingness to Pay to Reduce CO2 Emissions? Ecological Economics. Permanent link.

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Kapitulčinová, D., Atkisson, A., Perdue, J., Will, M. (2017) Towards integrated sustainability in higher education – Mapping the use of the Accelerator toolset in all dimensions of university practice. Journal of Cleaner Production. Permanent link.

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Dlouhá, J.,  Henderson, L., Kapitulčinová, D., Mader, C. (2017) Sustainability-oriented higher education networks: Characteristics and achievements in the context of the UN DESD. Journal of Cleaner Production. Permanent link

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Dlouhá, J., Pospíšilová, M. (2017). Education for Sustainable Development Goals in public debate: The importance of participatory research in reflecting and supporting the consultation process in developing a vision for Czech education. Journal of Cleaner Production, Permanent link

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Janda K., Málek J., Rečka L. (2017) Influence of renewable energy sources on transmission networks in Central Europe. Energy Policy, Vol. 107, September 2017, pp 524–537 dostupný zde/available here

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