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3 Changing Conceptions of Environmental Risk

Jacqueline Peel

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: 29 January 2023

Environmental disputes

This chapter places the Rio Declaration within the broader context of the different conceptions of risk underpinning environmental regulatory action. It pays particular attention to the role of the Rio Declaration in the emergence of a conception based on the idea of precaution.

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