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Unit ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTAL VALUATION

Course
Natural and environmental sciences and technologies
Study-unit Code
GP004103
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Antonio Boggia
Teachers
  • Antonio Boggia - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 42 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Antonio Boggia
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Discipline agrarie, gestionali e comunicative
Sector
AGR/01
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
The purpose of this course is to develop the basic theoretic and methodological issues on environmental evaluation, and the most common technical tools for analysis and evaluation of the environment.
Reference texts
1. BAZZANI G., GRILLENZONI M., MALAGOLI C., RAGAZZONI A. (1993), Valutazione delle Risorse Ambientali, Edagricole, Bologna.
2. POLELLI M. (1997), Trattato di Estimo, Maggioli, Rimini.
Educational objectives
Knowledge (to know):
1. In-depth knowledge of the characteristics and objectives of environmental evaluation
2. In-depth knowledge of major environmental issues and related evaluation aspects
3. Basic knowledge of the theory of economic value of environmental goods and services
4. Knowledge of methods of environmental evaluation
5. Basic knowledge of regulations governing the processes of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
6. In-depth knowledge of the technical phases of the processes of EIA and SEA
7. Basic knowledge of regulations governing the assessment of environmental damage
8. In-depth knowledge of issues related to the evaluation of environmental damage assessment
9. In-depth knowledge of the procedure of environmental incidence assessment
10. In-depth knowledge of specific issues of environmental assessment in the agri-food sector

Ability (skills):
1. Ability to understand needs for assessment related to an environmental problem and translate them into a meaningful result
2. Ability to organize and coordinate an EIA process
3. Ability to organize and coordinate a SEA process
4. Ability to organize and coordinate an environmental incidence assessment
5. Ability to quantify an environmental damage
6. Ability to use software supporting environmental assessments
7. Ability to assess sustainability of land policies supporting decision makers
Behaviors (interpersonal skills):
1. Sensitivity to environmental and economic issues related to the agricultural sector
2. Sensitivity to the social responsibility of agricultural activities
Prerequisites
In order to be able to know how to tackle the course, students must have basic knowledge of Ecology.
Teaching methods
The course is organized in:

- Lectures on theory, methodology and application;

- Exercises in the classroom and / or computer room, dividing the students into working groups, which should solve concrete problems of environmental assessment, including through the use of computer systems and illustare eventually their technical report;

- Seminars by expert persons on specific issues, requiring particular focus


Media for teaching
Power point slides YES
Materials distributed by the teacher YES
Video NO
Telematics platforms with limited access NO
Recommended books YES
Notes delivered by the teacher NO

Learning mode
Reading and personal study on reference texts YES
Reading and personal study of the material delivered by the teacher YES
Reading and personal study of online material made available by the teacher YES
Laboratory NO
Technical skills to practice NO
Professional skills to practice YES
Reports of small working groups on specific issues and projects YES
Reports from individual work YES
Report from work with other students on-line NO
Other information
Following the course is optional.
Location: check the website of the Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology
Learning verification modality
The exam consists of a middle term test and an oral test. The first one consists of a written test on a specific topic assigned to each student in order to verify the ability to analyze and discuss a specific problem. The oral test consists of a 20-30 minutes discussion aimed to assess the level of knowledge and understanding acquired by the student and checking the ability to communicate and the language property.
Extended program
The purpose of this course is to develop the basic theoretic and methodological issues on environmental evaluation, and the most common technical tools for analysis and evaluation of the environment.
Theoretical basis. Total economic value. Willingness to pay and to accept. Contingent valuation. Indirect methods. Biodiversity economic evaluation. Environmental Impact Assessment. European and Italian Laws and regulations on E.I.A. Technical phases of E.I.A. Assessment methodologies. E.I.A. for agricultural and animal breeding sectors. Strategic Environmental Assessment. Multicriteria evaluation methodologies. Models for environmental impact assessment of agriculture. Role of G.I.S. in environmental evaluation.
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