The polluter should... pay?

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  • Funda Yetgin Baykal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37868/hsd.v3i1.58

Abstract

The Polluter Pays Principle (PPP) is among the core international instruments for environmental protection. It appears to be excessively economy-focused at initial sight. To evaluate the moral validity of this, I visited four different justification possibilities: 1. Economically preferable equals environmentally preferable; 2. Economic development is a satisfactory aim; 3. Environmental problems arise from economic goals; 4. The economy represents the power needed for solutions. After evaluating each of these, I confirmed that the focus of the PPP on the economy does not allow for sufficient protection of Nature, as also expressed in the literature.

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Published

2021-05-27

How to Cite

[1]
F. Y. Baykal, “The polluter should... pay?”, Heritage and Sustainable Development, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 71–77, May 2021.

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