polluter pays principle


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polluter pays principle

see POLLUTION.

polluter pays principle

the principle that polluters should bear the SOCIAL COSTS of any POLLUTION that they cause. Adoption of this principle as part of government policy towards the environment involves intervening in markets to protect the environment by placing the onus of
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'A consensus was forged that all developer giants should pay the cost/tax of water usage based on the covered area in line with 'Polluter Pays Principle'', the statement says.
Regulators in the United States, the European Community, and Japan have responded to this concern by merging the polluter pays principle into their domestic environmental liability regimes.
This law puts into practice the polluter pays principle, rather than placing the burden of cleanup on the public.
remove the social costs directly from the public's shoulders--but that is what the polluter pays principle purports to accomplish.
The 2000 Survey also recommended that water use be metered to a greater extent; that the polluter pays principle be applied more systematically through, for example, a greater use of economic instruments; and that more cost-benefit analysis in setting and implementing objectives in this field should be undertaken and published.
The Fund follows the polluter pays principle and ensures that court-awarded penalties are used for projects with positive environmental impacts.
It was a similar sentiment that led the National Green Tribunal ( NGT) earlier this week to demand the civic agencies' reply on invoking the polluter pays principle -- which directs that the person responsible for damage to the environment bear the costs associated with it -- to rein in the Capital's worsening garbage problem.
AaAa The implementation of this charter will be boosted by the setting up of 16 regional observatories that will be in charge of drafting annual reports on the environmental situation and facing the potential threats endangering the Kingdom's nature reserve.AaAa The charter provides for the creation of solid and liquid waste treatment facilities, and wastewater recycling with the aim of treating an annual 260 million m3 of wastewater that will be used for irrigation.AaAa Industry will also have to abide by the charter, by virtue of which the government will adopt the "polluter pays principle".AaAa AaAaAa Under the charter, the government will take into consideration environment preservation in all tender specifications for the implementation of development projects.
Mr MacAskill made the suggestion at a conference of senior police officers yesterday, calling it "the polluter pays principle".
Adopting an own initiative report by Caroline Lucas (Greens/EFA, United Kingdom) on 5 July by 439 votes to 79 with 102 abstentions, the assembly, sitting in plenary session in Strasbourg, urged the European Commission to tackle the problem and apply the polluter pays principle to the aviation sector.
Philip Downing, head of environmental research, said: 'The polluter pays principle seems more acceptable than other forms of charging because of its simple logic - penalising bad activities that are undesirable.'
The EDF follows the Polluter Pays Principle to help ensure that those who cause environmental damage or harm to wildlife take responsibility for their actions.