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The Precautionary Principle, Swedish Chemicals Policy and Sustainable Development
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences.
2006 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, Vol. 9, No. 4, 337360,Article in journal (Refereed)
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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Energy Systems
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Environmental and Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-24695OAI: diva2:598465
Available from: 2013-01-22 Created: 2013-01-22 Last updated: 2013-01-22

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