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The common task of achieving a just and sustainable future has presented new challenges and perspectives for science. The solving of environmental problems at the local, regional and global scale presents an enormous task. This paper discusses transboundary environmental problems within the context of post-normal science. Almost all environmental science is subject to great uncertainty; it is no longer plausible to pretend there is a body of objective scientific facts which entail the correct policy decisions. This paper discusses the use of science in managing acid rain in Europe. The theoretical issues raised by this case study are discussed within the context of post-normal science.

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Authors: CASTELLS N, JRC Ispra (IT);RAVETZ J, Research Methods Consultancy Ltd., London (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Transboundary Environmental Risk Management in an East-West Context, Stockholm (SE), August 20-22, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39231 ORA
Record Number: 199511360 / Last updated on: 1995-10-31
Original language: en
Available languages: en