Bedřich Moldan

Bedřich Moldan
Charles University in Prague | CUNI · Environment Centre

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Wikipedia is important in higher education because students and scholars often use it. Nevertheless, the issue of Wikipedia’s quality is an obstacle for its use at the higher education level. In order to contribute to this discussion, we have proposed ‘Verifiability by respected sources’ as an indicator for assessing the quality of Wikipedia articl...
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Thirty years after “Our Common Future” by the Brundtland Commission in 1987, sustainable development remains the only internationally and consensually recognized global development concept. The last major United Nations event—the Rio+20 Conference in 2012—endorsed it by proposing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their more specific targ...
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On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development-adopted by world leaders in 2015-came into force. They build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Since the SDGs are not legally binding, governme...
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30 years after “Our Common Future“ by the Brundlandt Commission (1987), sustainable development summits, educators, politicians, and civil society organizations have failed to a large extent to make the sustainable development concept broadly appealing. Among missing enabling conditions are a good narrative (making an extremely complex sustainable...
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Sustainable Development strategy is going to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year (1987). Despite its long existence it is a concept very little understood globally and causing public sentiment just at a small part of population. The article thinks about the causes and ways to improve it. It is indicators that have an underused potential for pr...
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The main purpose of this article is to evaluate the extent to which the Cohesion Policy of the EU contributes to its climate change mitigation effort. While climate change mitigation and the EU Cohesion Policy have been both thoroughly studied theoretically, the novelty of the present article lies in an analysis of their mutual relationship. Also,...
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The author of the lecture is Director of the Postdam Institute for climate impacts research. He presented the latest information on the process of global climate change and its effects. He also offered solutions to the climate problem based on new technologies namely what he calls cardinal innovations.
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At the UN in New York the Open Working Group created by the UN General Assembly proposed a set of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which comprises 17 goals and 169 targets. Further to that, a preliminary set of 330 indicators was introduced in March 2015. Some SDGs build on preceding Millennium Development Goals while others incorporate...
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Public goods were recognized by Adam Smith and Paul Samuelson as an important part of the societal fabric. Their provision is one of the fundamental prerequisites for the progress of human civilization. With the growing complexity of societies over the course of history they are more and more important, and, in particular, they apply to the current...
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Public goods were recognized by Adam Smith and Paul Samuelson as an important part of the societal fabric. Th eir provision is one of the fundamental prerequisites for the progress of human civilization. With the growing complexity of societies over the course of history they are more and more important, and, in particular, they apply to the curren...
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This paper focuses on the development of environment-related phenomena in the Czech Republic and in some other Central European countries since the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It demonstrates that despite the dreadful shared legacy of the totalitarian period, these countries have made great efforts in a number of fields and they have achieved...
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The concept of sustainable development from 1980 to the present has evolved into definitions of the three pillars of sustainability (social, economic and environmental). The recent economic and financial crisis has helped to newly define economic sustainability. It has brought into focus the economic pillar and cast a question mark over the sustain...
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Kamil Vilinovič: Konferencia Rio+20 a Slovensko v procese životné prostredie pre Európu Mikuláš Huba: Životné prostredie pre Európu, Európske EcoForum a Slovensko Lukáš Pokorný: 20 let procesu Evropské hospodářské komise OSN „Životní prostředí pro Evropu“ ve světle dosažených výsledků Pavel Šremer: Peripetie procesu „ Životní prostředí pro Evropu“...
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1st ed. Přeloženo z češtiny? Pod názvem: Government Council for Sustainable Development, Ministry of the Environment 1500 výt.
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While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. Sustainability Indicators...
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Četné snahy o interdisciplinární, multidisciplinární, respektive transdisciplinární přístup vedou k nutnosti přesnějšího objasnění těchto termínů. Mezioborová spolupráce je totiž jedním zčasto diskutovaných témat (aperspektiv) současné vědy.
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While the concept of sustainability has been widely embraced, it has been only vaguely defined and is exceedingly difficult to measure. Sustainability indicators are critical to making the broad concept of sustainability operational by providing specific measures by which decision makers and the public can judge progress. Sustainability Indicators...
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The former communist country witnessed remarkable improvements in environmental quality in the 1990s, and they have had a lasting effect.
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Geochemistry is one of the most important environmental disciplines. Indeed, a more proper term for this scientific field is biogeochemistry. The connection between the crucial aspects of the environment appears clearly from this term. It was coined by V.I. VERNADSKY in 1923 (MOCHALOV 1982). Later he incorporated this idea into the famous concept o...
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this report, including help from Karen King, Jay Wertenburger, and Paulette Killgo. Finally, we would like to thank Meredydd Evans, Tom Secrest, Marc Ledbetter, and Jeffrey Logan for their reviews of earlier versions of the following paper. William U. Chandler Director, AISU For further information about the work of AISU, contact: Advanced Internat...
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Major changes in the governments and economies of this highly polluted region are improving air and water quality.
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This chapter summarizes the results of the Czech Republic’s assessments of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. This assessment has two principal parts: detailed analysis of possible scenarios of future climate, and analysis of vulnerability and adaptation for agriculture, forestry, water resources, and health. The findings are summarize...
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The concept of sustainable development was accepted unanimously by the global community of nations (cf. Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, UNCED 1992).
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Immediately after the 1989 «velvet revolution» the newly created Czech Ministry of Environment published its «Blue Book» with the first ever official and full report on environmental situation in the Czech Republic. The tone of this book is rather pessimistic because the data published here show that the scope of environmental pollution in the Czec...
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Environmental degradation has occurred in Czechoslovakia and other central and eastern European countries over the past 40-50 years. The problems are massive - air, water, and soil pollution at the highest levels reported in the world. Initially, the priority for cleanup and enforcement must be reducing the risk of human health effects. The project...
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Natural resources and the geoenvironment have been an interest and need of mankind throughout history. Exploitation of natural resources occurred locally prior to the industrial revolution of the 18th century. Since that time, spectacular technological and economic development has led to a large increase in the consumption of renewable and nonrenew...
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2., přeprac. a dopln. vyd. Přehl. lit. 4000 výt. Obálka a vazba Daniel Sodoma
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The considerations and conclusions presented are based mainly on the use of a total consumption nebulizer burner in conjunction with a non-polished silica absorption tube about 45 cm in length and internal diameter about 10 to 15 mm.
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Tin can be determined in geological samples by atomic absorption spectroscopy by using a 45-cm long-heated absorption tube. After decomposition by fusion and electrodeposition separation, the method is sufficiently accurate and precise down to 2 p.p.m. of tin in silicate or sulphide samples. The behaviour of tin in the absorption tube, and cationic...
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This paper discusses the disturbances within and between ecosystems that result in element redistribution involving element transport in the biosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and atmosphere. It also discusses the disturbances (e.g. floods/landslides and vulcanism/dust storms) that redistribute and mobilize element in ratios that frequently differ...
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1. vyd. Pod názvem: Rada vlády pro udržitelný rozvoj, Ministerstvo životního prostředí 2000 výt.
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1. vyd. "Přednáška na téma "Udržitelný rozvoj jako současné paradigma" se konala dne 6. prosince 2010 v Aule Filozofické fakulty Univerzity Palackého v Olomouci"--S. 5 V tiráži uvedeno: seš. 17 Udržitelný rozvoj jako současné paradigma / Bedřich Moldan
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This paper describes the use, for atomic absorption, of long, heated absorption tubes first described by Fuwa and Vallee. Heating the absorption tube provides advantages in increased sensitivity for certain elements and reduced interferences. The remaining effects of interferences are discussed, and methods for their control are given.
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Although it is known that the use of long tubes in atomic absorption brings considerable increase in sensitivity, little is known about various factors affecting the sensitivity. In this work the rôle of fuel flow-rate for several elements (copper, silver, gold, cadmium, tin, lead, antimony, bismuth, manganese and rhodium) is studied and the result...
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Silver can be determined in sulphide minerals by atomic absorption spectrophotometry after decomposition with nitric and/or sulphuric acid with addition of tartaric acid to prevent precipitation of antimonic acid. The amount of silver retained in the residue is negligible if the acids used are completely chloride-free or if mercury(II) nitrate is a...
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The depressing effect of aluminum on the signal of alkali earth metals in an acetylene-air flame with a spray chamber and the various possibilities of eliminating this interference were investigated. The importance of processes taking part in the crystalline aerosol particles before volatilization, as revealed by flame profiles is emphasized, and a...
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The determination of sodium in pure limestones by atomic absorption spectrophotometry is described. The interferences of chloride and calcium ions are discussed; chloride affects the dissociation equilibrium, and calcium lowers the evaporation rate of sodium, thus lowering the concentration of free sodium atoms in the flame. The sensitivity achieve...

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