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What is CU Environment Centre

The Charles University Environment centre, was founded as a part of Charles University in 1992. It conducts environmental research and provides environmental expertise and information for students, university staff and for the general public. The centre collaborates with parliamentary bodies, state administration, non-government organizations and many academic and research institutions both locally and abroad. CUEC consists of the three units: sustainable development indicators, environmental economics, and education and information for sustainable development.

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Position in CUEC: Researcher (PhD from University of Bristol, UK)

Section: Environmental Footprint Lab

Topics: Environmental Education / Education for Sustainable Development, food systems and sustainability, sustainable diets

Involvement in running projects:

Nutritional footprint methodology for the assessment of environmental and health aspects of food consumption in the Czech Republic (TACR, 2016 – 2017) - coordinator

Environmental consequences of city-centered lifestyles - PRIMUS (Charles University, 2017 - 2019) - project team member


2006 - 2010 PhD in Environmental Geosciences, University of Bristol, UK (Doctor of Philosophy)

International courses and scholarships:

2017 - Course on "Environmental Impact Assessment of Livestock Systems", organised by Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands

2016 - Scholarship with the World Food System Center at ETH Zurich - participation at: 1) Health Foodprint Workshop, Eaternity; 2) Organic Foodprint Workshop, Eaternity; and 3) ETH Food Systems Research Public Symposium, ETH Zurich, as well as several professional meetings in Zurich, Switzerland

2016 - Couse on "Advanced LCA - Consequential Modelling, EIO LCA, iLUC and Social LCA", organised by Aalborg University, Denmark

2013 - Summer school on "Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System", organised by the World Food System Center at ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Full Curriculum Vitae: on LinkedIn profile

Publications: Orcid - Scopus - ResearcherId

Key outcomes from the past 3 years:

Dlouhá, J.,  Henderson, L., Kapitulčinová, D., Mader, C. Sustainability-oriented higher education networks: Characteristics and achievements in the context of the UN DESD. Journal of Cleaner Production, (In Press, Accepted Manuscript), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.07.239

Kapitulčinová, D., AtKisson, A., Perdue, J., Will, M. Towards integrated sustainability in higher education – Mapping the use of the Accelerator toolset in all dimensions of university practice, Journal of Cleaner Production (In Press, Accepted Manuscript), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.05.050

de Kraker, J., Dlouhá, J., Macháčková Henderson, L., Kapitulčinová, D. The European Virtual Seminar on Sustainable Development as an opportunity for staff ESD competence development within university curricula, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (In Press, Accepted Manuscript), http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJSHE-03-2016-0040

UE4SD (2015) Leading Practice Publication: Professional development of university educators on Education for Sustainable Development in European countries. Editors: Kapitulčinová, D., Dlouhá, J., Ryan, A., Dlouhý, J., Barton, A., Mader, M., Tilbury, D., Mulà, I., Benayas, J., Alba, D., Mader, C., Michelsen, G., Vintar Mally, K. Charles University in Prague, Prague, 136 pp., http://en.unesco.org/esd-repo/660/