The briefing and thorough examination of the following subjects:
The overall problem of the environment and the global environmental problems.
The relation of development and environment up to today according to the modern principles of sustainable development.
The methods of environmental evaluation and management in the context of sustainable development.
The practicing in making assessments of environmental impacts.
After the successful attendance of the course the postgraduate student should be capable of:
Conceiving the severity of global environmental problems at a global and local level.
Understanding the dynamic correlation and interdependence between development and environment and comprehending the value of the principles of sustainable development.
Knowing the historical evolution and the causes that led to the current environmental degradation and to the reversal of ecological balance.
Knowing the global action taken to confront the environmental problem.
Conceiving the value of the methodological approaches to the integrated environmental management, the management of demand of natural resources and the decentralized and participatory environmental management.
Conceiving the compatibility of the environmental management and assessment methods under the principles of sustainable development.
Comprehending the mechanisms and methods of control and protection of the environment
Conceiving the role of rational management of energy resources in protecting the environment.
Understanding the general principles of the national and international legislation for environmental assessment and management.
Carrying-out a study on environmental impacts in its basic form.