EUS 4932 Jean Monnet Seminar 2020

Achieving Sustainability in the EU: Beyond the “three Rs”

Instructor:  Dr. Andrzej Kassenberg (co-founder, Institute for Sustainable Development)
Instructor of record: Prof. Agata Kowalewska (UF, Center for European Studies)

Course Schedule

 What do we mean by “sustainability” (March 23)
Topics: Definition of sustainable development used in the EU in the context of evolution and the current understanding of this concept
Readings:

  • TBD

History of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development in the EU (March 24)
Topics: Evolution of environmental policy and sustainable development strategy against the backdrop of global changes
Readings:

  • TBD

“Mainstreaming” Environmental Policy (March 25)
Topics: The key directions of environmental policy in the EU and the reasons for making such choices
Readings:

  • TBD

Improving Sustainability Through EU Agricultural Policy (March 26)
Topics: The EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the principles of sustainable development
Readings:

  • TBD

Sustainability and European Health Policies (March 27)
Topics: Correlation between sustainable development and the public health policy in the EU
Readings:

  • TBD

Sustainable Energy and Transport Policies (March 30)
Topics: Changing behaviors and new technological trends for sustainable energy and transport use
Readings:

  • TBD

Building and Sustainable Urban Development in the EU (March 31)
Topics: The idea of a sustainable city and concepts for its implementation
Readings:

  • TBD

Incentivizing Sustainable Business Practices in the EU – Single Market for Green Products (April 1)
Topics: The new directions for economic development in the EU and new business models
Readings:

  • TBD

Sustainable Development in the EU and the climate crisis: Beyond Paris and Agenda 2030 (April 2)
Topics: Challenges facing the EU in regard to the climate policy (climate neutrality in 2050) and the need to achieve seventeen sustainable development goals (Agenda 2030)
Readings:

  • TBD

Workshop (Friday, April 3)