Category Archives: Risk

Anchoring Homes, UN-HABITAT’s People’s Process in Aceh & Nias after the Tsunami (UN-HABITAT/UNDP)

Author(s)

UN-HABITAT/UNDP

Keywords

Participation, Natural disasters, Risk, Adaptation, Mitigation

Abstract

Rebuilding personal and collective confidences through a participatory process takes time, especially amidst the massive personal tragedy of lost loved ones, personal assets and livelihoods. This photo and film documentation is testimony of all that we have all learned during the past two years. As a testimony, we hope it can be an inspiring tool for any person or institution overcoming a future disaster.

Citation

UN-HABITAT/UNDP, Anchoring Homes, UN-HABITAT’s People’s Process in Aceh and Nias after the Tsunami(UN-HABITAT/UNDP, 2007)

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Anchoring Homes, UN-HABITAT’s People’s Process in Aceh and Nias after the Tsunami

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Contaminated land: the latest developments (J. Thornton)

Author

Justine Thornton

Keywords

Appropriate persons, clean-up costs, conditional contracts, consultants, contaminated land, contractual liability, damages, development, ECHR, environmental liability, environmental remediation;, failure to act, indemnities, local authorities’ powers and duties, misrepresentation, professional indemnity insurance, public liability insurance, public nuisance, right to respect for home

Abstract

Reviews key cases on contaminated land over the last few years, including the clean-up liability of successor companies, knowing permitter liability and property developers, local authority failure to act to avoid harm, environmental consultants and liability insurance, public liability insurance and the extent of environmental cover, contamination and conditional contracts, corporate transactions and triggers under environmental indemnities, and public nuisance and damages for contaminated land.

Citation

(2009) 1 Journal of Planning and Environmental Law, 8-23.

Paper

Contaminated land: the latest developments

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The Corby Group litigation (S. Shergold)

Author

Stephen Shergold

Keywords

Birth defects, Contaminated land, Duty of care, Environmental liability, Foreseeability, Hazardous substances, Land reclamation, Local authorities’ liabilities, Negligence, Public nuisance

Abstract

Discusses the Technology and Construction Court decision in Corby Group Litigation v CorbyDC on whether the local authority was liable in public nuisance, negligence and for breach of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 s.34 in respect of birth defects, allegedly caused by its failure to prevent public exposure to toxic chemicals from remediation works at a contaminated land site. Considers whether the authority owed a duty of care to pregnant women in the area, and whether it had been reasonably foreseeable that its failure to take certain precautions would cause the birth defects.

Citation

(2010) 22(2) Environmental Law & Management 72-75

Paper

The Corby Group litigation

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Evaluating the source of the risks associated with natural events (C. Murphy & P. Gardoni)

Author(s)

Colleen Murphy and Paolo Gardoni

Keywords

Disasters, Environmental risk, Morals and law, Risk assessment, Environment, Jurisprudence

Abstract

Discusses why the risks associated with natural disasters should be subjected to further philosophical enquiry. Presents a framework for the moral evaluation of the source of these risks and the actions that sustain or impact upon these risks.

Citation

(2011) 17(2) Res Publica 125-140

Paper

Evaluating the source of the risks associated with natural events

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The regulatory challenge of animal cloning for food – the risks of risk regulation in the European Union (M. Weimer)

Author

Maria Weimer

Keywords

Food, European Union, Science, Cloning, EU law, Ethics, Food, Genetically modified organisms, Regulation, Risk;, Scientific uncertainty, United States

Abstract

Examines the debate in the EU on the appropriate regulatory response to the marketing of food produced from cloned animals, a practice on the verge of commercialisation in the global food market, particularly in the US. Reviews the current state of political, scientific and public opinion in the EU on the ethics and safety of animal cloning. Discusses the European Commission’s proposed reforms to Regulation 258/97 (Novel Foods Regulation) to extend its scope to food products from cloned animals. Considers the likelihood that this regulation will prove as controversial as the EU response to genetically modified organisms.

Citation

(2010) 1(1) European Journal of Risk Regulation 31-39

Paper

The regulatory challenge of animal cloning for food – the risks of risk regulation in the European Union

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