You Can't Eat Biodiversity

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Last Updated September 6, 2017, 14:32 (Europe/Berlin)
Created April 4, 2017, 11:21 (Europe/Berlin)
E-mail tim.ohiggins@ucc.ie
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Abstract Abstract: Policies of the European Union cover a range of social, environmental and economic aspirations and the current environmental directives and laws have evolved from a suite of norms which have changed over time. These may be characterised loosely according to ‘Three Ps’: Practical, those taking an anthropocentric approach; Pure, those taking an ecocentric approach and Popular, those appealing to the general public. In this paper I use these three perspectives as a tool to analyse the complexity and identify contradictions in European aquatic environmental legislation. Some trade-offs between development and conservation are identified and used to characterise the potential qualities of more successful agency to achieve environmental goals in the governance of European aquatic environments.
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Creation date 2017-03-20
Publication date 2017-03-20
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Free keywords biodiversity, environmental policy, ecosystem services, transformation
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Responsible party Tim O'Higgins
Responsible party email tim.ohiggins@ucc.ie
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