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STUDY PLANS
2023/2024

Climate Change Causalities

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
32ME-P-CLCH-01 Z,ZK 6 3P+1C English
Garant předmětu:
Michael Pondělíček
Lecturer:
Michael Pondělíček
Tutor:
Michael Pondělíček
Supervisor:
Institute of Public Administration and Regional Studies
Synopsis:

The course gives the students an overview of the links and relationships between adaptation, resiliency, and mitigation. In the field of state administration and self-government, industry and development, and the environment and processes associated with the preparation of investments, the students will be able to identify and evaluate appropriate basic measures and estimate the main adaptation processes and their difficulty for a given settlement or area.

Students will get clear information about the processes and activities associated with the planning and implementation of adaptations and mitigations on a living basis, but also at the regional, national, and European level. The course focuses, among other things, on students' practical knowledge of the effects of climate change, so managers from practice will be invited to lessons or seminars.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction to the issue, familiarization with the content of the course, and the conditions for its completion

2. Climate change in general, possible causes, periodicity

3. The concept of biomes, areas of life on earth, the capabilities of ecosystems, and the development of the economy

in connection with biogeography changing from the pole to the equator

4. Climate change and its historical context

5. Introduction to the issue of mitigation in a broader context, why, how, who, and under what conditions

6. Introduction to the issue of adaptation in a broader context, why, how, who and under what conditions

7. Introduction to Resilience in a broader context, why, how, who, and under what conditions

8. Introduction to the world context of adaptation techniques, basic concepts, and principles

9. Development of the division of terms in the Brussels Strategy and Strategies of the Czech Republic

10. Climate change and its agenda and relationship to environmental security in the EU and in our country

11. Environmentalsecurityandadaptationinthecontextoftheterritory,theirexamples,andapplicationinpracticeand

programmes

12. Critical infrastructure and adaptation and mitigation, structural development

13. Low-carbon management, carbon footprint, energy ceiling, energy prices, water footprint, eco-ceiling, and more

14. Excursion to examples of adaptation solutions

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

The study objective of the course is to introduce students to the problems of the real nature and development of climate change, development in long and short time series, and distribution and movement of biomes on Earth in bands according to warming. Real and imagined manifestations and effects of the impacts of climate change in history and today.

Study materials:

Basic literature:

DUŽÍ, Barbora et al. Environmental change: adaptation challenges. 1st ed. Brno: Global Change Research Centre, The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2014. 71 s. ISBN 978-80-87902-04-2.

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Adaptation to climate change, United Nations Nairobi, 2020, ISBN (PDF): 978921047956, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18356/cc5cdc1e-enSUZUKI Toshuio, WEI-YIN Chen, LACKNER Maxmilian, Handbook of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, 2nd Ed., Springer, Berlin, 2017, ISBN: 978-3-319-14408-5. DOI: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311923221_Handbook_of_Climate_Change_Mitigation_and_Adaptation_2nd_ edition_4_volume

Recommended literature:

BERNICKER, E.H. Cancer and Society: A Multidisciplinary Assessment and Strategies for Action [online]. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG, 2019. ISBN 9783030058548.

SANDWERSON, H. et al. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe [online]. Bruxelles: Elsevier, 2018. ISBN 978-0-12- 849887-3. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/C2016-0-02106-X

MAGILL, G., ARAMESH, K. The Urgency of Climate Change: Pivotal Perspectives [online]. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publisher, 2016; 2017; ISBN 9781443801379.

Note:
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