The Precautionary Principle and the Ecosystem Approach in International Law: Differences, Similarities and Linkages

18(1) Review of European Community and International Environmental Law 26-37

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Arie Trouwborst

Tilburg University - Department of European & International Public Law; Tilburg Sustainability Center

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

The precautionary principle and the ecosystem approach are often mentioned in one breath. This article explores the differences, similarities and relationship between the two concepts. In a comparative and integrated assessment, it addresses, among other things, the purpose, core elements and status of the precautionary principle and the ecosystem approach under international law, the role of scientific information in their application, and the management actions associated with their implementation.

Keywords: precautionary principle, ecosystem approach, customary international law, environmental law

Suggested Citation

Trouwborst, Arie, The Precautionary Principle and the Ecosystem Approach in International Law: Differences, Similarities and Linkages (2009). 18(1) Review of European Community and International Environmental Law 26-37, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2554356

Arie Trouwborst (Contact Author)

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Netherlands

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Tilburg, North Brabant 5000 LE
Netherlands

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