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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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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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Tourism and Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities

Dr. Susanne Becken, Prof. John E. Hay - 2007 - 226 pages
...change and mitigate its adverse effects'. In addition, it is noted in the same document that the Tack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing such measures. . .'. Paavola and Adger (2005) noted that setting a maximum limit for CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere...
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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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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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The Human Rights Reader: Major Political Essays, Speeches, and Documents ...

Micheline Ishay - 2007 - 559 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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Public Health Ethics

Stephen Holland - 2007 - 222 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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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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Environmental Protection of International Watercourses Under International Law

Owen McIntyre - 2007 - 422 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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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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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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