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  • is able to analyze the impacts of environmental legislation in organisations´ policy and actions
  • is able to compare the environmental management systems in different organisations
  • is able to discuss the requirements of environmental impact assessment connected to major building projecs
  • is able to present case studies applications of environmental management


Overall view and main topics concerning environmental legislation. Organisation’s environmental policy and organisations´operative acts. Organisational structure and responsibility: training, communication, documentation requirements and document control, operational control and emergency preparedness and response actions. Use of the environment, environmental problems and pollution caused by effective usages. Remediation of contaminated sites. Examples of developing brown fields as urban regeneration projects in European countries. Environmental monitoring and impact assessment in major projects.


Pre-course assignment, assignment after the intensive days. Visits in different organisations.


Carroll, Barbara ; Turpin, Trevor ; Boyden, Adam ; Carroll, Alison ; Thomas, Ruth. 2010. Environmental impact assessment handbook : a practical guide for planners, developers and communities. London : Thomas Telford.

Environmental legislation.

Hitchcock, Darcy ; Willard, Marsha. 2010. The business guide to sustainability : practical strategies and tools for organizations. London : Earthscan.

ISO 14001 standard.

Morris, Peter ; Therivel, Riki. 2009. Methods of environmental impact assessment. London : Routledge.

Noble, Bram F. 2010. Introduction to environmental impact assessment : guide to principles and practice. Don Mills : Oxford University Press.



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