Economic Impacts of Sustainable Development - AP501012
Title: Economic Impacts of Sustainable Development
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unlimited / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
For type: doctoral
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Veber Jaromír prof. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : D101001
Examination dates   
Annotation -
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.12.2020)
The focus of the course in both interpretation and discussions with doctoral students will be devoted to shedding light on the current perspective and content of sustainable development (in the sense of OSN, OECD, EU interpretation) and the impact of sustainable development on the economy in the coming horizon, both from a macroeconomic, as well as microeconomic.
Literature -
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.12.2020)


•Sustainable development Goals (UN), in:

•Sustainable development (EU) in:

•OECD and the Sustainable Development Goals: Delivering on universal goals and targets, in:

•Fair tax for development, in:

•The social Market Economy, in:

•Stiglitz, J. E.: texts on the topic: New green deal: in:



• Goldin, I., Winters, L.(edit): The Economics of Sustainable Development, Cambridge University Press, 1995, ISBN 0 521 46555 9

• Hawken, P., Lovins.A., & L., H.: Natural Capitalis, Little, Brown & Company 1999, ISBN 978-0-316-35316-8

• Blewitt, J.: Understanding Sustainable Development, Aston University, UK, Taylor & Francis Ltd 2017, ISBN 9 781 13820595 6

• Unbranded: Sustainable Development in Practice, Adisa Azapagic 2011, ISBN 9780470718711

Syllabus -
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.12.2020)

1. History of sustainable development (Club of Rome, Stockholm Conference, Montreal Protocol, Earth-Rio de Janeiro Summit, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, Agenda 2030

2. The concept and importance of sustainable development

3. Impacts on macroeconomics

4. UN and EU environmental plans for 2030 and 2050 (New Green Deal, Zero Carbon, reduction of plastics, circular economy, EU support for the implementation of sustainable development

5. Economics of sustainable development (renewable sources, electromobility, introduction of savings programs - insulation, lower demand for energy resources, etc.)

6. Sustainable development and "national security" - energy security, food security

7. Macroeconomic directions: economics of industrial society, post-industrial society (Industry 4.0), natural capitalism

8. Tools for promoting sustainable development goals: tightening legislation, economic incentives, including structural funds, shifts in the tax system

9. Impacts on microeconomics

10. Projection of requirements for sustainable development into conceptual (business, strategic) plans of companies

11. Smart energy - an integrated approach to obtaining, accumulating and using all energy sources used in the company

12. Circular economics and its projection into the preparation of new products

13. Economics of "green" substitutes: plastic packaging, "carbon-free" handling, modernization instead of the purchase of new production equipment, application of digitization

14. Industry 4.0 and Society 4.0 in the context of sustainable development

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Švecová Lenka doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.12.2020)

The condition for successful completion of the course is the elaboration of a seminar paper, which will take the form of an article in order to link the theoretical basis with current issues. The second part is the student's ability to moderate a professional discussion on a selected topic, always on a given theory, approach, concept or problem.