Environmental policies and regulations: adaptation of EU experience
The thematic unit “Environmental policies and regulations: adaptation of EU experience” is devoted to the analysis of the EU environmental policy.
Urbanization coincides with substantial environmental consequences. Urban planning, design, and management shall be in coherence with environmental regulation, which constrains anthropogenic impacts on air, water, and soil quality. Environmental policies in the EU address essential targets, including, for example, climate change mitigation, combating land degradation, increasing energy efficiency and improving waste management. These targets are achieved by different strategies, including increasing public awareness, economic motivations, development, and implementation of environmental regulations and standards.
CONTENT OF THE COURSE
An ecosystem approach as a background for EU environmental policy
Environmental impact assessment (EIA): concepts and implementations
Implementing EIA principles for projects expertise in civil engineering
Air quality regulation
Climate resilience and adaptations for climate change
Monitoring networks to obtain meteorological and air quality data
Soil quality standards and land-use restrictions
Green infrastructure and water management
Natural-based solutions (NBS) for sustainable urban development
Projecting NBSs for urban greening programs in Russia