environmental policy

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environmental policy

in the law of the EUROPEAN UNION, a policy of the Union added by the SINGLE EUROPEAN ACT (SEA). The Member States have since been legally enjoined to preserve, protect and improve the quality of the environment, to contribute towards health and prudently and rationally utilize natural resources. Detailed provisions exist for preventive action. A rule that environmental damage should be dealt with at source exists - a useful rule when the consequences of one member state's pollution may run down a river and harm the environment of another. The person polluting should pay in principle, not the Community taxpayers. The Community itself is empowered to act where it can do so more effectively than the member states. It is important to appreciate that even before the inclusion of the policy in the Treaties, the Community had done much in the field under other powers. See HABITAT.
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Full social and environmental impact assessment and development of social and environmental instruments to manage impacts of the proposed TRT project; 3.
* Tompkins, Deborah, Owner, TTT Environmental Instruments & Supplies, Environmental, Oil & Gas
It was recommended to introduce environmental instruments in the buffer zone implement control for height and construction regulations and remove all inappropriate structures and install underground infrastructure.
It was recommended to introduce environmental instruments in the buffer zone; implement control for height and construction regulations and remove all inappropriate structures; and install underground infrastructure.
Curiosity is equipped with 10 science instruments, including two contact science instruments, the Alpha-Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) and the Mars hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), two remote sensing instruments, the Laser-Induced Remote Sensing for Chemistry (ChemCam) and the Mars Cameras (Mastcam), two analytical laboratory instruments, the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) and the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) and four environmental instruments, the Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN), the Mars Descent Imager (MARDI), the Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) and the Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS).
Financing Welfare Policies with Economic Environmental Instruments Will Fail
on Meteorological and Environmental Instruments and Methods of Observations, TECO-2006, Geneva, Switzerland, World Meteorological Organization.
Taxes, subventions, environmental product marking, and green certificates are only some examples of such environmental instruments. The decision on what kind of instruments should be used is a very important one, as the instrument to be used will influence the outcome and the public expenses.
The six articles in the symposium address the issues of carbon pricing, market-based environmental instruments, the use of complementary policies and the influence of polluting industries on the design of the policy that has emerged in Australia.
"In reality, international environmental instruments all tend to be non-binding," explains Eleanor Sterling, director of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History.
If C[O.sub.2] prevention can be achieved at minimum cost, it should be done in a way--by using the appropriate environmental instruments --that provides the government with the highest revenues.

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