MASTER OF SCIENCE – ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Study program of master academic studies ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMY AND CLIMATE CHANGE aims to elaborate the relationship of economics and environmental policy, to develop the ability to understand the environment, resources, economy, conceptual basis and practical tools of analysis, quantification and interpretation of indicators of climate change, as well as understanding of climate change, including its scientific, economic and political dimensions. Emphasis is on the identification of approaches to adapt to access social vulnerability, access resistance (management for improved resilience of ecosystems) and the target adjustment approach (focus on concrete actions to adapt to climate change risks)..

Experts in the field, after completion of one-year master academic studies, should respond to the increasing demands for identification of the key issues in policy-making for contemporary environmental problems. Economic analysis is a must, especially today, in order to determine the usefulness, cost and efficiency of different assessment instruments of environmental policy, as well as designing new interventions such as payments for ecosystem services (PES), air pollution, the link between environment and sustainable economic development

The ability to define and plan solutions will be gained through the establishment of quality systems and standardization, as well as the system of environmental security through the application of appropriate standards and legal regulations, the establishment of preventive measures and the introduction of control as an ongoing operation in the field.

  • the assessment, identification of risks and adaptation to climate change, impact assessment of anthropogenic activity on the environment, climate change modeling, integrated environmental monitoring, risk management, climate change and the creation of the system of environmental management;
  • the prevention of negative human activities (especially manufacturing) that have a significant impact on natural ecosystems, controlling the environmental performance of organizations, institutions and companies;
  • the effective implementation of corrective actions in cases where the balance is already disturbed, especially when the consequences of climate change are already visible;
  • the effective decision-making processes that regulate the impact of human activities on the natural values ​​and resources, with the capacities and potentials of the environment for sustainable economic development cannot be hampered by timely and efficient identification, planning, implementation and monitoring of corrective measures including the framework on climate change and protection of the environment as a whole.

Today, there is insufficient number of specialists with competencies for the assessment and management of climate change in the environment. The need for Master environmental protection analysts, profiled for environmental economics and climate change, exists in various state institutions of public administration, inspection services and research centers of various state, private and public companies, in project teams (for the preparation of planning and urban development documentation, evaluation of studies of environmental impact, studies of protection of certain areas, etc.), in consulting firms (not only in the field of environmental protection), but increasingly in the field of so-called eco-industries and investment programs, non-governmental sector who prefers the public and effective protection and improvement of the environment and environmental education of the population.

 

Program of studies

 

No.

Code

Subject

Semester

Type of subject

Status of subject (compulsory/elective)

Classes

Ostali časovi

ESPB

L

P

DON

IRP

I Year

1.

KP1NKP

Science of Climate Change

I

NS

C

3

2

1

0

 

7

2.

KP1SEA

Socio-economic aspects of Climate Change

I

SA

C

2

2

1

0

 

7

3.

Primer KP1KPB

IP1 
Climate Change and Biodiversity

I

NS

E

2

2

0

0

 

6

4.

KPSIR1

 Individual Research Paper

I

 

C

0

0

0

5

 

5

5.

KP1URZ

Risk management

II

TM

C

2

3

1

0

 

6

6.

KP1MNR

Methodology of writing a research paper

II

TM

C

3

3

1

0

 

7

7.

Primer KP1MKP

IP2
Climate change modeling

II

SA

E

3

3

1

0

 

7

8.

KP1ZRD

Final Paper

II

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

15

Total of classes (lectures (L) + practical classes (P), DON, individual research paper (IRP), other) and ECTS

15

15

5

5

 

60

Total of practical classes

40

 

 

Total of practical classes and other clases per year

40

 

60

 

Electives

No.

Code

Subject

Semester

ESPB

1.

KP1SEB

System of environmental safety

I

6

2.

KP1KPB

Climate change and biodiversity

I

6

3.

KP1AKP

Analysis and interpretation of climate data

I

6

4.

KP1ETE

Climate change and energy technologies

II

7

5.

KP1PUK

Adaptation and mitigation to climate change

II

7

6.

KP1MKP

Climate change modeling

II

7

Total ECTS

39