Degradation of ecosystem services has many causes, including excessive demand for ecosystem services resulting from economic growth, demographic changes and individual decisions.
The thesis will focus on exploring the links between ecosystem services and quality of human life. D., Charles University Environment Center) This research aims to quantify the economic value of environmental goods and services using non-market valuation methods (approaches of revealed and stated preferences or combinations thereof).
through the development of partial or general equilibrium models). The study may also focus on the issue of measuring economic sustainability mainly by theoretically justified sustainability indicators (e.g. CSc., Charles University Environment Center) The impact of information on public perception depends largely on timing.
Genuine Savings) and a critical assessment of the adjustments to national accounts aggregates (e.g. For example, important economic indicators (including especially GDP figures) have a great impact on the society also due to the fact that the methodology of their calculation enables to provide information almost "real time".
For this reason, efforts are made to achieve the highest dynamic equilibrium between the economic development, social cohesion and environmental protection.
To enable this, it is necessary to specify which areas of development may be up against each other, to understand the patterns of these relationships and to express their power using statistical methods.
Human consumption can only use the nature’s resources at a rate that can be replenished naturally.
Human Values affecting Society The most devastating environmental change of all is the loss of biodiversity.
This applies, for example, to emissions of greenhouse gases, which are often the basis for important political decisions. The need for reliable indicators that would capture the implementation of the energy legislation and the fulfilment of the objectives of the energy policies is obvious, but so far not fully available.
The research agenda should be the construction of appropriate indicators, which could be filled by reliable data and would have the necessary explanatory power. Tomáš Hák, Charles University Environment Center) Development in some areas should not come at the expense of other areas that may have a significant impact on the quality of human life.