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Norton, TW, Dovers, SR and Handmer, JW 2001 , 'Ignorance, uncertainty and ecology: key themes', in TW Norton and S Dovers and J Handmer (eds.), Ecology, uncertainty and policy: Managing ecosystems for sustainability , Prentice Hall/Pearson Education Ltd, Harlow, England, pp. 1-25.

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This book explores the relationship between science and policy. The
particular emphasis is on the ecological sciences, and on the policy imperatives
associated with sustainability. After the World Commission on
Environment and Development (WCED 1987) and 1992 UN Conference
on Environment and Development (UNCED) and its outcomes
(United Nations 1992), the world has struggled to implement the research
and policy agenda of sustainability. This agenda integrates the traditional
environmental issues of resource degradation and depletion, biodiversity,
pollution and wastes with issues of security, economic development,
poverty, and fairness to future generations.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Norton, TW and Dovers, SR and Handmer, JW
Publisher: Prentice Hall/Pearson Education Ltd
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