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by Nancy Myers,Carolyn Raffensperger

eBook Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments) download ISBN: 0262134586
Author: Nancy Myers,Carolyn Raffensperger
Publisher: The MIT Press (October 7, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 400
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Category: Political
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Myers, Nancy J. Raffensperger, Carolyn.

Myers, Nancy J.

This book provides a toolkit for applying precautionary concepts to reshape environmental policies at all levels. Its compendium of regulatory options, detailed examples, wide-ranging case studies, and theoretical background provides both citizens and policymakers with the basis for acting on any issue in any situation-whether it's pesticide use at local schools or a new international regulatory system for chemicals.

Nancy J. Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger, eds. 2006.

Raffensperger, Carolyn. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

ACCEPT & CONTINUE.

Carolyn E. Raffensperger is an environmental lawyer and the executive director of the Science & Environmental Health Network, as well as being a leading expert on the Precautionary Principle. She has authored a number of papers and publications, as well as being featured in a number of notable magazines. Raffensperger was also a state field representative for the Sierra Club.

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives. Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives. As far as I can tell, although some of the contributors were trained in science, none is currently employed as a scientist. That's not really surprising in a book about policy, but working scientists do have a different perspective on things. Myers and Carolyn Raffensperger, ed. It is telling that this otherwise useful and informative overview of the principles and application of the precautionary principle would include a chapter entitled Answering the Critics. The problem is that the authors have overlooked the answering of questions raised by their allies and supporters. Recommend this journal.

Carolyn Raffensperger is coordinator for the Science and Environmental Health Network, a national consortium of environmental groups dedicated to the use of science to protect the environment and public health based in Windsor, North Dakota.

Addresses: Human Ecology Department, Free University Brussels, Belgium. Abstract: Myers Nancy J. and Raffensperger, Carolyn (Eds).

The precautionary principle calls for taking action against threatened harm to people and ecosystems even in the absence of full scientific certainty. The rationale is that modern technologies and human activities can inflict long-term, global-scale environmental damage and that conclusive scientific evidence of such damage may be available too late to avert it. The precautionary principle asks whether harm can be prevented instead of assessing degrees of "acceptable" risk. This book provides a toolkit for applying precautionary concepts to reshape environmental policies at all levels. Its compendium of regulatory options, detailed examples, wide-ranging case studies, and theoretical background provides both citizens and policymakers with the basis for acting on any issue in any situation―whether it's pesticide use at local schools or a new international regulatory system for chemicals.Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy describes the analytical and ethical bases of the precautionary principle as well as practical options for implementing it. It provides a "precautionary checklist" that can serve as a springboard for discussion and decisions. And it offers a variety of case studies that show the precautionary principle in action―from elk and cattle farming to marine fisheries, from the protection of indigenous cultures against bioprospecting to the restoration of the federal court system as a safety net for people harmed by products and chemicals. A hands-on interdisciplinary guide, the book demonstrates the advantages of a precautionary approach and addresses criticisms that have been leveled against it.For updates and more information on the precautionary principle at work, visit www.sehn.org/precaution.html by clicking on the link to the left.