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2023/2024

Economics of Climate Change

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
G63E0201 Z,ZK 6 2P+2C English
Vztahy:
It is not possible to register for the course G63E0201 if the student is concurrently registered for or has previously completed the course 32ME-P-ECCH-01 (mutually exclusive courses).
The requirement for course G63E0201 can be fulfilled by substitution with the course 32ME-P-ECCH-01.
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Institute of Economic Studies
Synopsis:
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Syllabus of lectures:

Introduction to environmental economics: the concept of externalities, different types of capital, environmental criticism of mainstream economics, various visions of sustainability (3 w)

Internalizing externalities: non-market- and market-based regulation (environmental taxes, pollution permits, command-and-control), addressing lock-ins (subsidies, infrastructure investments), softer tools of incentivization, data collection (multidimensional indicators, value estimates, environmental accounting), competitiveness (Porter hypothesis) (6 w)

Business level tools: marginal abatement cost curve, green accounting, climate neutrality, circular economy flows, integrating sustainability into long-term strategic plans, good practice (4 w)

Syllabus of tutorials:

Application of the concepts introduced in lectures: case studies, empirical analyses, externalities estimates, indicator studies. Discussion based on readings, identifying pros and cons of different approaches.

Study Objective:

Upon successful completion the students will be able to

Understand basic concepts of environmental economics and identify key market failures

Differentiate between various tools of environmental regulation

Assess the potential for sustainable operations for a specific firm

Critically analyse current practice in various countries

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