Environmental Management Systems

Environmental and Biological Engineering
4 ECTS; 3º Ano, 1º Semestre, 45,0 TP

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
The students should aquire the necessary knowledge to understand and critically analyse the elements of an environmental management system drawn up according to applicable rules and requisites. Furthermore, they should be able to conduct small audits and prepare the respective reports.

Program
1. Introduction to environmental management systems
2. Systems and tools for environmental management
Emissions prevention and reduction
ISO 14000 norms
EMAS the European standard
Eco-label
Environmental performance
Life-cycle analysis
Ecodesign
IPPC ? integrated pollution control and prevention
3. study cases and assignments
4. Basics of organisational management basics

Evaluation Methodology
Individual or group assignment throughout the semester.
Written test.

Bibliography
- Pinto, A. (2005). Sistemas de gestão ambiental ? Guia para a sua implementação. Lisboa: Sílabo
- Oliveira, S. (2003). Gestão ambiental. Lisboa: Lidel, Lisboa

Method of interaction
Lectures and tutorials

Software used in class