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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... "
Global Warming: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power of the ... - Page 34
by United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy and Power - 1992 - 192 pages
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Protecting the Marine Environment from Land-based Sources of Pollution ...

Daud Hassan - 2006 - 233 pages
...Environmental measures must anticipate, prevent and attack the causes of environmental degradation. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific 48 Alheritiere, D., Environmental Impact Assessment and Agricultural Development: A Comparative Study;...
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Water: A Shared Responsibility

Unesco, World Water Assessment Programme (United Nations) - 2006 - 584 pages
...applied, meaning that where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage to the environment, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation (from European Environmental...
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Numbers: A Population Reduction Proposal

Rob Ord - 2006 - 248 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 369 See also Hirsch, WZ Law and Economy: an Introductory Analysis (3rd Edn) (New York: Associated Press,...
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Implementing the Precautionary Principle: Perspectives and Prospects

Elizabeth Charlotte Fisher, Judith S. Jones, René von Schomberg - 2006 - 336 pages
...who should be involved in the decision-making process. Most formulations of the principle4 state that 'lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason' not to take measures and as such they require the decision maker to depart from a norm that has tended...
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Climate Change: What it Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren

Joseph F. DiMento, Pamela Doughman - 2007 - 217 pages
...measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible...be used as a reason for postponing such measures, taking into account that policies and measures to deal with climate change should be cost-effective...
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The Suicidal Planet: How to Prevent Global Climate Catastrophe

Mayer Hillman, Tina Fawcett, Sudhir Chella Rajan - 2007 - 296 pages
...measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible...be used as a reason for postponing such measures" (Article 3.3). Precaution means that it is necessary to take steps to avoid climate change even if...
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Global Climate Change and U.S. Law

Michael Gerrard - 2007 - 754 pages
...parties. One of the Article 3 principles is the so-called "precautionary principle," which provides that where there are "threats of serious or irreversible...scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing [precautionary] measures."9 However, such measures should be "cost-effective so as to ensure...
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Protecting Coastal and Marine Environments from Land-based Activities: A ...

2006 - 96 pages
...level, drawing on pertinent information and analyses at the subregional, regional and global levels. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible...scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent the degradation of the marine environment. C Setting...
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Climate Change 2007 - Mitigation of Climate Change: Working Group III ...

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - 2007 - 851 pages
...measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible...scientific certainty should not be used as a reason to postpone such measures, taking into account that policies and measures to deal with climate change...
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Climate Law in Australia

Tim Bonyhady, Peter Christoff - 2007 - 315 pages
...emissions, it was still adequate.53 The version of the principle that appears in NSW legislation is that: If there are threats of serious or irreversible damage,...scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.54 While Justice Pain held that the principle...
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