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Climate Impacts

Climate Impacts  

The accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to fossil fuel combustion, land use change, and other anthropogenic activities may have begun to change the global climate system (Houghton ...
London Convention of 1972

London Convention of 1972  

Dredged spoils, radioactive material, and a wide range of municipal and industrial waste have for decades been disposed of by dumping or incineration at sea. These options have been attractive ...
no regrets policy

no regrets policy  

An approach to management that involves erring on the side of caution and planning well in advance. See also precautionary principle.
ozone

ozone  

Triatomic oxygen, a very reactive, irritant gas, mainly formed in the atmosphere by various photochemical reactions. Its concentration is measured in Dobson units. It is found primarily at three ...
Precautionary Principle

Precautionary Principle   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009

The precautionary principle is a legal and policy principle addressing the problem of scientific uncertainty in environmental decision-making. Although numerous

Precautionary Principle

Precautionary Principle   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005

The precautionary principle is a legal and policy principle addressing the problem of scientific uncertainty in environmental decision making. Although

Rio Declaration

Rio Declaration  

The declaration that summarized the deliberations of the delegates to the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in 1992 (the Rio Summit). These were expressed in 27 ...
Straddling and Migratory Stocks Agreement

Straddling and Migratory Stocks Agreement  

The United Nations Agreement on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks (in full, the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the ...
sustainable development

sustainable development  

A concept that is used to describe community and economic development in terms of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. See also ...
valuation

valuation  

The act of determining or estimating the value or worth of an object.
wait-and-see principle

wait-and-see principle  

A conservative approach to environmental management, in which action is postponed until complete, correct, and detailed predictions of the likely impacts of different courses of action are available. ...

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