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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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Encountering Nature: Toward an Environmental Culture

Thomas Heyd - 2007 - 190 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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Biomedical Ethics for Engineers: Ethics and Decision Making in Biomedical ...

Daniel Vallero - 2011 - 408 pages
...change, do not apply this basic principle to research related to human life. This principle tells us that "where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing" measures to prevent a problem (from Principle 15 of the...
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Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Approaches from the Nordic ...

Nicolas de Sadeleer - 2007 - 432 pages
...reference to the precautionary approach in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration, it is stated 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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NGO Diplomacy: The Influence of Nongovernmental Organizations in ...

Michele M. Betsill, Elisabeth Corell - 2007 - 264 pages
...notable inclusion in Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, which states: "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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WTO Obligations and Opportunities: Challenges of Implementation

Koen Byttebier, Kim van der Borght - 2007 - 449 pages
...Precautionary Principle The precautionary principle is defined by the Rio Declaration, which specifies 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'.56...
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Perspectives on the ICRC Study on Customary International Humanitarian Law

Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Susan Breau - 2007
...peacetime. The precautionary principle is stated in Principle 15 of the 1992 Rio Declaration95 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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Democratizing Technology: Risk, Responsibility and the Regulation of Chemicals

Anne Chapman - 2007 - 191 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 cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation....
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Toward a Culture of Nature: Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development ...

Pamela Stricker - 2007 - 157 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 Mason Papers: Selected Articles and Speeches

Sir Anthony Mason, Geoffrey Lindell - 2007 - 442 pages
...The IGAE essentially adopts principle 15 of the Rio Declaration, thus providing in clause 3.5.1 that 'where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation'. The IGAE...
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Worst-Case Scenarios

Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor Cass R Sunstein - 2007 - 340 pages
...postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation."2 (2) The 1992 Rio Declaration proclaims, "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."3...
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