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Environmental Governance

Definition(s)

National authorities should endeavour to promote the internalization of environmental costs and the use of economic instruments, taking into account the approach that the polluter should, in principle, bear the cost of pollution, with due regard to the public interest and without distorting international trade and investment. (Source: Rio Principle 16)

In other languages

French
principe du pollueur payeur
Russian
принцип «платит тот, кто загрязняет»
Spanish
principio de quien contamina paga
Chinese, Simplified
污染者付费原则
Arabic
مبدأ "الملوّث يدفع"

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with polluter pays principle

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Stockholm Convention
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Carpathian Convention