IBO305 Environmental Management Economics

Code IBO305
Name Environmental Management Economics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Economics
Faculty
Academic staff Maija Šenfelde, Valentina Mihejeva
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Revelance and focus areas of environmental management economics. Biosphere – an area of interrelation of humans and nature. Waste management. Application of economic methods in assessing the value of the environment. Natural resource tax. The system of environmental protection in Latvia. International cooperation in environmental protection issues..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Ability to understand the basic issues of enviromental management, as well the production and environment interconnection. Objectives: to acquire knowledge in focus areas of environmental management economics; to enable students to understand biosphere as an area of interrelation of humans and nature; to be competent in waste management, application of economic methods in assessing the value of the environment and the system of environmental protection in Latvia; to enable students to understand the role of international cooperation in environmental protection issues.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
1. Ability to explain revelance and focus areas environmental management economics - Problem-solving activities, participation in discussions. Final exam score. Evaluation criteria – the quality of aquired knowledge and ability to use it in practice
2. Ability to describe biosphere as an area of interrelation of humans and nature, as well as its role in economics - Analysis of topical information. Final exam score
3. Ability to analyse the impact of different types of production on the environment - Problem-solving activities, participation in discussions. Final exam score
4. Ability to use economic methods to evaluate investment project efficiency - Real case studies. Problem-solving activities, participation in discussions. Final exam score
5. Ability to create and deliver presentations - Creating a presentation and defending a report.
Course prerequisites General knowledge acquired during the previous study period

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