The use of scientific inputs for environmental policy-making : The RAINS model and the sulphur protocols
This article discusses the use of integrated assessment models for supporting the decision-making process in environmental issues, in particular the case of sulphur emissions and the RAINS model, used in the process of negotiation of the Oslo Protocol. To illustrate how scientific tools are not by definition neutral, the report considers the particular case of Spain during the international negotiations leading to the final Protocol. It is suggested that these tools may be helpful in their technical contribution but they can also have unwanted consequences. They may provide a means whereby cultural and technological patterns are exported from pioneer countries in the field of environmental policy.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: International Journal of Environment and Pollution (1995)
Record Number: 199511156 / Last updated on: 1995-08-23
Original language: en
Available languages: en