Green Growth and Green Economy

Green Growth and Green Economy

Course title: Green Growth and Green Economy

Number of credits: 5

Study degree: bachelor, master

Language: English

Lecturer: assoc. prof. Radoslava Kanianska

Learning hours: 26 h

Course content:

The course is devoted to the concept and principles of green growth and green economy. The course consists of five modules:

  1. Integrated environmental assessment and sustainable development. Integrated environmental assessment based on key interactions between the natural environment and human society (by use of DPSIR model). State of the European environment.  Sustainable development in international relations and in the EU.
  2. Green initiatives as green growth and green economy, definitions, goals, principles.
  3. Green initiatives and environmental problems: Climate change, Biodiversity, Natural resources and ecosystem services, Consumption and production, Cities.
  4. Green initiatives and economic sectors: Agriculture, Energy, Industry, Transport, and Tourism.
  5. Policy tools for delivering green initiatives and monitoring green initiatives progress. Green initiatives in the EU and selected countries.

Learning objectives:

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and core concepts of green growth and green economy and their relations to environmental problems and economic sectors.
  • Distinguish international framework and initiatives in support of a green growth and green economy.
  • Assess the state of the environment by the help of DPSIR model capturing the cause-effect relationships between the society and environment. Identify indicators of driving forces (D), pressure (P), state (S), impact (I) and responses (R).

Outline principal opportunities and challenges in key environmental problems and economic sectors and identify enabling conditions for their greening. Provide examples of greening at national level.

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)