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The precautionary principle, Swedish chemicals policy and sustainable development
2006 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 9, no 4, 337-360 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The "precautionary principle" is one of the most contested principles in the debate on the new EU chemicals legislation. The purpose of this paper is to operationalise the principle and to investigate the consequences of its application. Five core elements of precautionary management of chemicals are derived and traced in Swedish policy and legislation through history. It is shown that precautionary measures were required as early as the eighteenth century. The conclusion is drawn that these measures in Sweden seem to have promoted sustainable development from both an environmental and a socio-economic point of view.

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2006. Vol. 9, no 4, 337-360 p.
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Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-8082DOI: 10.1080/13669870600717269ISI: 000239389500004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-8082DiVA: diva2:412900
Available from: 2011-04-26 Created: 2011-04-26 Last updated: 2011-05-03Bibliographically approved
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1. Managing complex environmental risks for sustainable development: policies for hazardous chemicals and genetically modified organisms
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2005 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University, 2005. 130 p.
Series
, Karlstad University studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2005:34
Keyword
Hållbar utveckling
National Category
Biological Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-8326 (URN)91-85335-77-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-05-03 Created: 2011-05-03 Last updated: 2011-05-03Bibliographically approved

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