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By Wouter van Dieren (auth.), Manfred Vollmer, Henning Grann (eds.)

In this publication significant building initiatives are reviewed. the purpose is to give case stories or subject matters which might stimulate dialogue in the components of environmental coverage, financial system, ethics or technology. by way of conscientiously balancing the desires and pursuits of all concerned stakeholders and by means of watching uncomplicated moral rules, it truly is attainable to unravel the conflicts and to continue in the direction of positive cooperation with in most cases authorized environmental targets. The ebook extra includes the main conclusions and suggestions due to the "First foreign Symposium on Large-Scale structures in Coastal Environments" hung on the island of Norderney from 21-25 April 1997.

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It is designated as category V under the IUCN system and mining and drilling are prohibited throughout, even in the General Use Zones where a range of other activities are permitted (IUCN 1994). In the UK, consideration is being given to the designation of'Sacrosanct Areas' which would be closed to all forms of oil, gas and mineral exploration and exploitation on account of their ecological sensitivity and importance. 4 International Obligations Several international and regional agreements now exist which require that contracting parties protect and effectively manage key sites of the world's natural ecosystems.

When Rachel Carson (1962) called for an urgent need to end the practice of "false assurances and sugar coating of unpalatable facts", she was referring to the manner in which the chemical industry manipulated public opinion at the time. Her rational, scientifically well-founded and pragmatic approach to the problem in 1962 ultimately bore positive fruits in that the same industry that originally left nothing untried to discredit her has today integrated environmental concerns into its strategic planning (Lindsay 1997).

Biologists, in particular, appear to be emotionally 3 On Moral Failures in Dealing with Environmental Issues: The Europipe Experience 21 Fig. 4. Polemic caricature published in the local press to arouse anti-Europipe sentiments in public opinion. Thus, the sympathetic troll illustrated in Fig. 2 has been converted into a fat monster bulldozing its way through the Wadden Sea National Park and the district name "Ostfriesland" has been replaced by"Ostgasland" torn between the rational dictates of scientific fact and their sympathy for the environmental movement.

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