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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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Trust in Cooperative Risk Management: Uncertainty and Scepticism in the ...

Michael Siegrist, Timothy C. Earle, Heinz Gutscher - 2012 - 313 pages
...(European Commission, 2000). Principle 15 of the Rio Declaration (UNEP, 1992), for example, 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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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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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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NGO Diplomacy: The Influence of Nongovernmental Organizations in ...

Michele Merrill Betsill, Elisabeth Corell - 2008 - 244 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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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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Oil, gas and other energ...: A Primer

Albert Legault
...measures to anticipate, prevent or minimize the causes of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible...used as a reason for postponing such measures..." 9 Liquified Natural Gas In 2005 natural gas made up 21% of world primary energy consumption, compared...
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Marxism and Environmental Crises

David Layfield - 2008 - 195 pages
...develop what ecologists have called a precautionary principle. According to the 1992 Earth Summit: where there are threats of serious or irreversible...scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing cost effective measures to prevent environmental damage, (quoted by Westra 1998: 13) The...
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Nanotechnology & Society: Current and Emerging Ethical Issues

Fritz Allhoff, Patrick Lin - 2008 - 300 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."11...
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Ethics in a Democracy: A Philosophical Quest

Albert A. Anderson - 2008 - 348 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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Seeking Environmental Justice

Sarah Wilks - 2008 - 294 pages
...precautionary principle — namely, that if there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation. In the application of the precautionary principle,...
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