Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary by Sharon Beder

By Sharon Beder

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Environmental ideas and rules makes use of environmental and social rules to examine the most recent wave of economic-based and market-orientated environmental guidelines at present being followed world wide. This ebook offers an in-depth exam of six key ideas which were integrated into overseas treaties and the nationwide legislation of many nations: * ecological sustainability * the polluter will pay precept * the precautionary precept * fairness * human rights * public participation those ideas are then used to guage more than a few regulations together with toxins fees, emissions, buying and selling, water markets, biodiversity banks and tradable fishing rights. Environmental ideas and rules is definitely available, utilizing non-technical language all through, and - in what units it except different books on environmental policy-making - it takes a serious and interdisciplinary strategy. It doesn't set out rules in a descriptive or prescriptive approach, yet analyses and evaluates coverage recommendations from various views. this allows readers to realize a radical grab of vital ideas and present rules, in addition to demonstrating how ideas can be utilized to seriously determine environmental guidelines.

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In 2001 the EU environment ministers proposed extending the polluter pays principle to cover disposal of products at the end of their useful life. In this case they defined the polluter not as the consumer but as the manufacturer of the electrical and electronic equipment. They reasoned that manufacturers should be responsible for the disposal and recycling of these products after consumers had finished with them. enviroPolicyText1 46 6/7/06 2:22 PM Page 46 Environmental Protection Principles The 2003 WEEE Directive (EC 2003) aimed at ‘as a first priority, the prevention of waste electrical and electronic equipment, and in addition, the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes so as to reduce the disposal of waste’.

Defining pollution by its impact rather than by government-set standards is also appropriate, according to de Sadeleer, because it provides polluters with an incentive to do better than government-set standards. It is legally coherent because it fits with civil liability, which requires pollution to be ‘evaluated from the perspective of the requirement of duty of care owed by the liable party, whether or not he respected the standards incumbent upon him’. Being allowed to pollute by the government should not absolve a polluter from liability.

EnviroPolicyText1 6/7/06 2:22 PM Page 37 The Polluter Pays Principle 37 FUNCTIONS OF THE POLLUTER PAYS PRINCIPLE The PPP is merely a means of allocating costs, and on its own does not necessarily result in reduced pollution – although this may occur. Although the PPP was originally formulated to combat trade distortions, it also became a means of distributing some of the profits made from products which caused pollution back to the government authorities and regulatory agencies whose job it was to control and prevent pollution.

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