Environmental Principles and Policies
The book Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction, written by Professor Sharon Beder, examines six well-known environmental and social principles that have been used at the international and national level. It uses them to evaluate the new wave of market-based policy instruments that have been introduced in many countries.
The six principles discussed in the book are:
- the sustainability principle
- the polluter pays principle
- the precautionary principle
- the equity principle
- human rights principles
- the participation principle
This book on environmental policy-making takes a critical and interdisciplinary approach. Rather than merely setting out policy options in a descriptive way, it evaluates policies from different perspectives. This enables readers to gain a thorough understanding of important principles and current policies, and also to be able to apply the various principles and critically evaluate them.
Professor Beder was included in a list of "Australia's most influential engineers", published by Engineers Australia in 2004. She was also included in Bulletin Magazine's "Smart 100" in 2003, and received the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2001.
- Beder, Sharon (2006). Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary Approach, UNSW Press, Sydney and Earthscan, London, 2006.