Environmental Principles and Policies
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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.