Semester: 1 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 15 hours
Field of study: Environmental Engineering
Study cycle: 2nd cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: None
Contact person: PhD Szymon Szewrański, szymon.szewranski@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: The course concerns the environmental management systems in organizations. The contents of the course include the problems of environmental conditions and barriers to socio-economic development. Detailed curricula relate to the legal obligations of companies that make a direct use of the environment, creating environmental policy and programming of corrective actions.
Full description: Environmental degradation as a barrier to social and economic development. Environmental factors of quality of human life. The concept of sustainable development. Legal, organizational, economic and social aspects of environmental protection. Modern environmental management system and its organization. The costs of using the environment. Environmental valuation and the valuation of environmental losses. The economic use of the environment and obligations for entrepreneurs. Modern environmental policy and instruments of its implementation. The ways of environmental damage prevention. Environmental management tools in the enterprise. The "Cleaner Production" Strategy. Environmental management according to ISO 14001. EU Eco-Management and Audit EMAS. Green approach to product design. Best practices.
Bibliography: Kronenberg J., Bergier T. (red.), 2010: Challenges of Sustainable Development in Poland. Fundacja Sendzimira. Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems: requirements with guidance
Learning outcomes: Knowledge The student has knowledge of environmental management in organizations The student knows what are the obligations of companies that make a direct use of the environment The student knows environmental management ISO 14001 standards and the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) IŚ2A_W5 Skills The student is able to prepare enterprise environmental review and identify the significant environmental aspects. The student can define the scope of duties and legal requirements concerning the environment for companies The student knows how to develop the main components of documentation in accordance with the requirements of the EMAS IŚ2A_U5
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%)

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