Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2013
Descripció:
Instruments de la política ambiental: fonaments, comparació i aplicacions. Tècniques de mediació de costos i beneficis ambientals. Aplicacions: polítiques contra el canvi climàtic (tractat de kioto, carbon neutrality, carbon footprint), gestió dels recursos hídrics i valoració de bens ambientals.
Crèdits ECTS:
3
Idioma principal de les classes:
Anglès
S’utilitza oralment la llengua anglesa en l'assignatura:
Completament (100%)
S’utilitzen documents en llengua anglesa:
Completament (100%)

Grups

Grup CA

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
RENAN ULRICH GOETZ

Grup RA

Durada:
Semestral, 1r semestre
Professorat:
RENAN ULRICH GOETZ

Competències

  • CG1. - Capacitat per analitzar críticament, a partir de la recollida d'informació i la interpretació de dades, situacions complexes i dissenyar estratègies creatives i innovadores per resoldre-les.
  • CG2. - Saber comunicar-se oralment i per escrit en l'àmbit científic i professional, utilitzant les llengües pròpies i l'anglès.
  • CG4. - Planificar i avaluar la pròpia activitat i el propi aprenentatge i elaborar estratègies per millorar-los aplicant criteris de qualitat.
  • CE5- Analitzar i avaluar els problemes ambientals des de una perspectiva multidisciplinar
  • CE6 - Comprendre les bases per gestionar els recursos naturals i / o la planificació i ordenació territorial des de la perspectiva del desenvolupament sostenible.
  • CE7 - Dissenyar i aplicar estudis d'avaluació d'impacte ambiental i / o indicadors ambientals.
  • CE15 - Formular les valoracions econòmiques i legals dels problemes ambientals.

Continguts

1. General comment: The class is divided in three parts. The first part provides a general overview of the relationship between economics and the environment. In the second part we study different policy instruments at different levels - households, firms, sector or international. In the last part we concentrate on the demand for environmental goods and the estimation of its monetary value.

2. PART I TEORY

3. ITEM 1. Introduction

4. ITEM 2 THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

5. ITEM 3 GOVERNANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

6. 3.1 Criteria for taking collective decisions

7. 3.2 Assignment of rights and responsibilities

8. ITEM 4 SUSTAINABILITY: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONCEPTS

9. ITEM 5 COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

10. 5.1 Basic concepts (cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness, environmental impact analysis)

11. 5.2 Evaluation criteria: Net present value, internal rate of return

12. 5.3 Monetary evaluation of input and output flows, intertemporal evaluation, uncertainty and irreversibility and distributional aspects

13. PART II ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

14. ITEM 6 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INSTRUMENTS

15. 6.1 Decentralized and centralized policies (standards, incentives, voluntary approaches)

16. ITEM 7 CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

17. 7.1 The Kyoto treaty

18. 7.2 Carbon footprint, carbon neutrality

19. ITEM 8 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

20. 8.1 Legislation

21. 8.2 Economic instruments to balance supply and demand

22. PART III DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS

23. ITEM 9 THEORY OF THE DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS

24. 9.1 Types of environmental goods (use values and non-use)

25. 9.2 The demand for environmental goods

26. 9.2.1 The administrative approach - environmental impact - legislation

27. 9.2.2 The economic approach (hedonic pricing, travel cost, contingent valuation (surveys))

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Prova d'avaluació 4 24 28
Resolució d'exercicis 6 15 21
Total 10 39 49

Bibliografia

  • Riera i Micaló, Pere (cop. 2005). Manual de economía ambiental y de los recursos naturales. Madrid: Thomson-Paraninfo. Catàleg
  • Field, Barry C., Field, Marta K. (DL 2003). Economía ambiental (3ª ed.). Madrid: McGraw-Hill. Catàleg
  • Field, Barry C (2002 ). Environmental economics : an introduction (3rd ed.). Boston [etc.]: Irwin/McGraw-Hill. Catàleg
  • Hanley, Nick (2001 ). Introduction to environmental economics . Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press. Catàleg
  • Barkhas Mohammed, Jalil (DL 2006 ). Introducción a la economía y medio ambiente . [Granada]: Grupo Editorial Universitario. Catàleg

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
solution of problem sets The evaluation of the problem sets is based on the correct response to the exercises, the resolution process and its result, and the presentation of the results. 15
mid-term exam The evaluation of an exam is based on the responses to the questions raised, a precise and clear formulation of the text, and the justification and argumentation of the answers. 40
final exam The evaluation of an exam is based on the responses to the questions raised, a precise and clear formulation of the text, and the justification and argumentation of the answers. 45

Qualificació

EXAMS / EXERCISES:
The evaluation of an exam is based on the responses to the questions raised, a precise and clear formulation of the text, and the justification and argumentation of the answers.

The evaluation of problem sets is based on the correct response to the exercises, the resolution process and its result, and the presentation of the results.

Mark
The final mark in the first call is calculated according to:

a) 45% of the mark obtained in the final exam (material from the second half of the four-months period)

b) 40% of the mark obtained in the mid-term exam.

c) 15% of the mark obtained for the resolution of the problem sets, class participation and other activities proposed.


The final mark in the second call is calculated according to:

a) 75% of the mark obtained in the exam of the second call

b) 20% of the mark obtained in mid-term exams.

c) 5% of the mark obtained for the resolution of the problem sets, class participation and other activities proposed.

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
If a student hands in an exercise after the deadline, 10% of the possible points are subtracted for each delayed day.

A no "show up" is equal to an 0.

Observacions

Introductionary Economics