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Interpreting the Precautionary Principle

Business & economics


by
Timothy O’Riordan (Author) and James Cameron (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 316 pages

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


Viewed from the perspective of environmental management, this study describes the implications and applications of the precautionary principle – a theory of avoiding risk even when its likelihood seems remote. This principle has been employed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the North Atlantic Convention, yet it is not widely understood. This study examines the history and context of the principle, and its applications to law, governmental policies, business and investment, scientific research and international relations.

Viewed from the perspective of environmental management, this study describes the implications and applications of the precautionary principle – a theory of avoiding risk even when its likelihood seems remote. This principle has been employed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the North Atlantic Convention, yet it is not widely understood. This study examines the history and context of the principle, and its applications to law, governmental… (more)

Viewed from the perspective of environmental management, this study describes the implications and applications of the precautionary principle – a theory of avoiding risk even when its likelihood seems remote. This principle has been employed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the North Atlantic Convention, yet it is not widely understood. This study examines the history and context of the principle, and its applications to law, governmental policies, business and investment, scientific research and international relations.

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