New horizons in environmental and energy law.
Facts and feelings constitute a complex tension in modern science. Not only can public opinion deviate from scientific knowledge, but that knowledge itself can be lacunose or contradicting. Managing Facts and Feelings in Environmental Governance examines this internal friction, between the need to engage the public in the importance of environmental governance and the demand of professional expertise to address the issues that arise. This timely and insightful book acknowledges the growing role of behavioural science in the determination of environmental policy, regulation and decision-making, providing astute guidance to decision-makers regarding how to balance the needs of public participation procedures and professional expertise. Its multidisciplinary approach provides new insights in the field of public participation, enabling further analysis of environmental psychology, equality law and fundamental rights, and offers concrete guidance on how to approach natural science in court. Engaging with the role that the precautionary principle can play in balancing tensions between public and academic spheres, this book includes a state-of-the-art account of the precautionary approach under EU and international law. Combining law in action with academic approaches, this book is a must-read for scholars of environmental law, governance and regulation. It also offers valuable guidance for decision-makers and NGOs active in environmental protection, as well as environmental lawyers at national, European and international levels.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction / Lorenzo Squintani, Jan Darpö, Luc Lavrysen and Peter-Tobias Stoll Part 1 the inclusion and management of the feelings and opinions of the public in environmental decision-making 2. Public participation in decision-making on energy projects: When does it lead to better and more acceptable energy projects? / Goda Perlaviciute 3. Towards equal opportunities in public participation in environmental matters in the European Union / Lorenzo Squintani and Hendrik Schoukens 4. When feelings become scientific facts: Valuing cultural ecosystem services and taking them into account in public decision-making / Alexandra Aragão Part II: Scientific evidence in environmental judicial proceedings 5. Understanding the nuts and bolts: Scientific and technical knowledge in environmental litigation: National solutions, EU requirements and current challenges / Jan Darpö 6. Scientific facts and litigants' feelings: Practical innovations from the vermont environmental court and other jurisdictions / Merideth Wright 7. Scientific evidence in Swedish courts: The use of technical judges for better integration of scientific data in environmental decision-making / Mikael Schultz Part III: The precautionary principle: A challenged tool to manage scientific uncertainty 8. Of fear and prudence: Precaution through better regulation and innovation / Peter-Tobias Stoll 9. The limits to precaution in international trade law: From WTO law to EU trade agreements / Wybe Th. Douma 10. Conclusions: Facts and feelings as catalysts for environmental administration 3.0 / Lorenzo Squintani, Jan Darpö, Luc Lavrysen and Peter-Tobias Stoll Index.
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