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12 Principle 8

Christina Voigt

From: The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary

Edited By: Jorge E. Viñuales

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 May 2023

Sustainable development

This chapter analyses the rationale, travaux préparatoires, conceptual scope, and normative influence of Principle 8 of the Rio Declaration. It pays particular attention to the efforts towards 'decoupling' economic growth and environmental degradation, and to how such efforts have been reflected in a number of international instruments.

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