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The aim of the project is a complex evaluation of large-scale forest reclamations on habitats altered by surface mining of brown coal. The goal is to evaluate forest regeneration options with respect to potential value of the reclaimed forest ecosystem considering the primary production of the stand and the possibility of provision of ecosystem services - carbon sequestration, soil water retention, biodiversity, erosion control and cultural services.

The aim of the project is to develop (i) a software model, which enables, according to a compiled computation procedure, to quantify and economically assess the degradation of forests and corresponding changes in ecosystem services due to the effects of human-related airborne emissions and stress associated with climate change, and (ii) a methodology, documenting a reproducible procedure for the evaluation of alternative adaptation measures in forest management that reduce the risks from exposure to atmospheric pollution and extreme climate events to health status of spruce stands, in terms of the impact of the adaptation measures on particular ecosystem services related to forest stands.

 The central goal of this project is to analyze the environmental consequences of European household consumption. We aim to develop and apply a novel concept to account for the biosphere integrity footprint of household consumption, to account for the appropriation of potential carbon stock in ecosystems, and biodiversity loss resulting from agricultural land use embodied in products consumed by households.

The aim of this project is to quantify the environmental consequences of individual purchases and activities of city-centered lifestyles. 

Project ‘Progres - Environmental Research, follows the previous interdisciplinary project ‘Prvouk’. The present proposal corresponds with the framework and research concepts of the Institute for Environmental Studies – Faculty of Science, Environment Center of the Charles University, Department of Social and Cultural Ecology of the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Atmospheric Physics of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Department of Environmental Law of the Faculty of Law, Centre of Environmental Education of the Faculty of Education and Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine of the Third Faculty of Medicine. The aim of the project is to conduct a conceptual and interdisciplinary study regarding the biotic and abiotic interactions between environmental compartments. 

PEOPLE: People-Centred Development in Practical and Learning Environments

International project People-Centred Development Approaches in Practical and Learning Environments (PEOPLE) focuses on the mismatch between qualifications gained by humanities and social science students (in particular anthropology, psychology, and sociology) and skills expected from graduates by employers in industry. 

Innovated restart of biotope valuation method (Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, 2016-2017)

The aim of this project is the innovation and extension of biotope valuation methodology (the AOPK biotope valuation method). At the same time, a user interface for the method implementation by AOPK and other state authorities and for the EIA quantifications will be created.

The objective of this project is to identify barriers and potential for development of electromobility in the Czech Republic and to estimate demand for electric cars and willingness to pay for characteristics of electricity-driven vehicles.

INHERIT is an 18-partner research project about defining effective inter-sectoral policies that promote better health and greater well-being across social gradients by looking at key environmental stressors and related inequalities in the areas of living, moving and consuming.

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Global material flows and demand-supply forecasting for mineral strategies

The aim of the project is to develop new approaches for socio-economic assessment of alternative options of post-mining landscape recultivation and verify them in a case study. The proposed solution seeks to grasp the complex issues of post-mining landscape restoration and the integration of social sciences and natural sciences research methods, taking into account the spatial and temporal dimensions of landscape restoration and the potential use of its production and non-production functions. The results of the project are: (1) A methodology for assessment of alternative post-mining landscape restoration measures, and (2) Specialized map for the pilot site of Sokolov coal basin.

The main objective of the project is to develop a modelling environment for quantitative analysis of impacts and support of creation of energy and environmental policies that will be applied to predict the impacts of regulation, to simulate energy consumption, pollution reduction, environmental and health impacts in the period 2015-2050. 

gemclimeGEMCLIME focuses on energy economics and climate change. It covers the drivers of climate change, the examination of climate change and energy-related risks and vulnerabilities, the valuation of economic impacts of climate change mitigation and adaptation policies, and the investigation of major policy responses to global climate and energy challenges. The project follows an integrated approach to modelling the impacts of climate and energy policies. Researchers pay attention to the economics of renewable energies and the valuation of non-marketed goods. The results contribute to advances in fundamental economics and have applications to science-based policies.

Microeconomic, Econometric and Meta-Analysis Framework for Investigation of Unintended Effects of Climate and Energy Policies

The main objective of the project is to develop the concept of Nutritional footprint integrating health and envrionmental aspects of food consumption in the Czech Republic and to build up a practical online tool for the use of the concept in practice.

The aim of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of municipalities and regions in the field of strategic management and communication. Activities are built based on the advanced quality control methods of Local Agenda 21 (LA21), within which methodological approaches and practical tools for local governments will be systematically developed. The project is primarily educational in nature, in terms of acquisition of knowledge and skills training in all related topics. It includes gathering data for the development of a comprehensive strategic management plan, enhancing professional communication between territorial public administration and citizens and a practical tool for ensuring the quality of project management within local public administration. These aspects will be connected and supported by embedding quality management systems in municipalities. Cross-cutting activities will thus include expert evaluation of processes and outcomes of Local Agenda 21- sharing of experience and providing appropriate training for municipalities - this integrates into itself all the knowledge gained, and tools developed (methodological, technical), in the course of the project. Activities focus on territorial governance across the Czech Republic, and will apply relevant international experiences

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The objective of this project is to improve predictive validity of stated preference valuation methods by application of an integrative model of behaviour.

The project has two major goals:

1) To develop an input-output model tailored for calculation of raw material equivalents and to analyse structures and trends of EW-MFA indicators compiled for the Czech Republic;

2) To compile and analyse a pilot physical input-output table for the Czech Republic.

Through Understanding of Socioeconomic Metabolism towards Sustainability – Thunder

7FPNew project on research mobility "Economic Modeling for Climate - Energy Policy"

Web pages of VCSEwiki (only in English)

VCSEWiki is a on-line platform - colaboration tool for education of  problems of environment and sustainable development in English. Enviwiki should serve to support interdisciplinary education of environmental problems in English  it offers space for creating, publishing and sharing of specialized text and offers also methodological support. 

Web pages of Enviwiki (only in Czech)

Enviwiki is a on-line platform - knowledge base - devoted to education oriented on problems of environment and sustainable development. Enviwiki should serve to support interdisciplinary education of environmental problems in Czech universities: it offers space for creating, publishing and sharing of specialized text and offers also methodological support. Published articles can be used both by teacher and students also in primary and secondary schools.

Journal web page

Envigogika is a specialist peer-reviewed professional open access periodical published by the Charles University (Prague). The journal publishes original academic papers and additional informative articles from the field of environmental education (EE), education for sustainable development (ESD) and also from other related areas. Journal is registered in the ERIH PLUS databaseDOAJ database and has DOAJ Seal of quality.

Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Czech Republic

The Center is involved in the national inventorying system, co-ordinated by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. It is responsible for annual inventorying of greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector applying the IPCC methodology.

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