834303 Precautionary environmental management

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


1. From end-of-pipe to precautionary environmental management;
deficits of the conventional environmental policy;
bases of the preventive environmental policy

2. Bases of precaution planning;
system theory and biocybernetics;
orientation and paradigm change

3. Environmental precaution in the social context;
ecological and ethical bases; environmental policy at the test stand

4. Ecologic sustainability in the economic context;
system-oriented management; cybernetic management

5. Sustainable development as an integrative concept;
dimensions of sustainability; innovation management for sustainable development

The lecture and the seminar have a strong connection to practical implementation.

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Understandings for the interconnectedness between environment,
society and economics – especially in global dimensions and developments

Become acquainted with methods to describe and handle complex systems
and connections by systemic thinking

Introduction to the possibilities for the organization of complex systems with taking precautions and future-orientedness into account

Creation of a fundamental understanding of sustainable development for society,
economics and politics
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