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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Management Planning for Nature Conservation: A Theoretical Basis & Practical ...

Mike Alexander - 2007 - 426 pages
...geographical unit, potential value, intrinsic appeal. The description of something that we want to achieve. 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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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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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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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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