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" In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason... "
Negotiating Survival: Four Priorities After Rio - Page 75
by Richard N. Gardner - 1992 - 90 pages
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Pesticide Risk Assessment in Rice Paddies: Theory and Practice

Ettore Capri, Dimitrios Karpouzas - 2011 - 266 pages
...the 1992 Rio Conference on the Environment and Development set out the 'Precautionary Principle' that 'Where there are threats of serious or irreversible...damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be posed as a reason for postponing cost effective measures to prevent environmental degradation'. Subsequently,...
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Environmental Protection of International Watercourses Under International Law

Owen McIntyre - 2007 - 422 pages
...precautionary measures to anticipate, prevent or minimise damage to their transboundary resources and mitigate adverse effects. Where there are threats of serious...irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing such measures. Art. 2, paragraph 5 [a] of the Convention...
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Risk Assessment of Chemicals: An Introduction

C.J. van Leeuwen, T.G. Vermeire - 2007 - 686 pages
...environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capability. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing costeffective measures to prevent environmental degradation."...
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Deep-sea Biodiversity and Ecosystems: A Scoping Report on Their Socio ...

Sybille van den Hove, Vincent Moreau - 2007 - 84 pages
...and Cameron 7994; Stirling. 2007 and Harremoes et al, 2001 The Precautionary Principle states that: "Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation....
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Trade in Food: Regulatory and Judicial Approaches in the EC and the WTO

Alberto Alemanno - 2007 - 540 pages
...environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation'....
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The Regulatory Challenge of Biotechnology: Human Genetics, Food and Patents

Han Somsen - 2007 - 290 pages
...Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration (Rio Declaration on Environment and Development 1992) as follows: 'Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation'....
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Genetic Democracy: Philosophical Perspectives

Veikko Launis, Juha Räikkä - 2007 - 148 pages
...on environment and development in Rio de Janeiro. The so-called Rio Declaration (1992) states that [w]here there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation....
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Terracotta Reader: A Market Approach to the Environment

Parth Shah, Vidisha Maitra - 2005 - 495 pages
...environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing costeffective measures to prevent environmental degradation."...
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Labeling Genetically Modified Food: The Philosophical and Legal Debate

Paul Weirich - 2007 - 272 pages
...environment, namely, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. It states the principle this way: "Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation"...
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Environmental Protection, Law and Policy: Text and Materials

Jane Holder, Maria Lee - 2007
...definition of the precautionary principle found in the Rio Declaration is perhaps the most commonly cited: 'Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.'14...
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