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The Future Directive on Environmental Liability

The Future Directive on Environmental Liability

A tool to implement the precautionary principle?

This paper analyses to what extent the new EC Directive on Environmental Liability sets an incentive for the potentially liable parties to invest in measures to minimise risk and through a system of strict liability triggers precautionary measures that go beyond the existing legal requirements. The paper is available for download.


Citation

Beyer, Peter 2004: The Future Directive on Environmental Liability – A tool to implement the precautionary principle? Ecologic Institute: Berlin.

Language
English
Author(s)
Year
2004
Dimension
7 pp.
Project ID
929
Keywords
environmental liability, precautionary principle, environmental law, European Union, Europe