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Title Managing facts and feelings in environmental governance / edited by Lorenzo Squintani, Jan Darpo, Luc Lavrysen, Peter-Tobias Stoll
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 229 pages)
Series New horizons in environmental and energy law
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
Summary This timely book brings to the foreground the considerable tensions between the need to engage the public in the importance of environmental governance and the need of professional expertise to address the issues which arise. In doing so, it highlights that not only can public opinion deviate from scientific knowledge, but scientific knowledge itself can be lacunose or contradicting. Drawing together insights from some of the leading scholars, this engaging work will provide guidance to decision makers, including judges, on how to govern public participation procedures and professional experti
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 16, 2019)
Subject Environmental policy
Environmental protection
Globalization -- Environmental aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Squintani, Lorenzo, 1981- editor
Darpö, Jan, 1952- editor
Lavrysen, L., editor
Stoll, Peter-Tobias, editor
ISBN 1788976177 electronic book
9781788976176 (electronic bk.)