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dc.contributor.authorAkins, Ashli
dc.contributor.authorLyver, Phil O'B
dc.contributor.authorAlroe, Hugo
dc.contributor.authorMoller, Henrik
dc.date.available2019-05-01T04:42:40Z
dc.date.copyright2019-03
dc.identifier.citationAkins, A., Lyver, P. O., Alroe, H., & Moller, H. (2019). The Universal Precautionary Principle: New Pillars and Pathways for Environmental, Sociocultural, and Economic Resilience. Sustainability, 11(8). doi:https://doi.org/10.3390/su11082357en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/9279
dc.description.abstractGlobal environmental degradation is linked to a worldwide erosion of ethnic identity and cultural diversity, as well as market disruption. Cultures rely heavily on the local environment around them, and local communities play a key role in conserving natural resources. People’s identity, connection with land, and the adaptation of Indigenous and local knowledge are prerequisites for resilience. Though the Environmental Precautionary Principle (EPP) aims to tackle environmental degradation by privileging the environment in the face of uncertainty, it is not sufficient on its own; it does not take into account the intimate connection between nature and local culture, nor does it prioritize community or cultural wellbeing. We suggest expanding this concept into a multi-faceted Universal Precautionary Principle (UPP), which recognizes people’s connection to the land, and elevates community, cultural, and economic wellbeing as equally important values alongside environmental concerns. Here, we coin the Universal Precautionary Principle, outline its four core pillars—systems, governance, diversity, and resilience—and introduce its three subsets: Environmental Precautionary Principle, Sociocultural Precautionary Principle, and Economic Precautionary Principle. We discuss potential outcomes of its application, and offer operational guidelines to implement the Universal Precautionary Principle in practice, before concluding that it is a crucial tool to build environmental, sociocultural, and economic resilience. In essence, reciprocity is the keystone for continuance—if the environment is healthy, people are more likely to be healthy. Equally, if people are healthy, the environment is more likely to be healthy; for both people and the environment to be healthy, their culture and economy must be healthy.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherMDPIen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofSustainabilityen_NZ
dc.rightsCC0 1.0 Universal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/*
dc.subjectculturalen_NZ
dc.subjectdiversityen_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmentalen_NZ
dc.subjectgovernanceen_NZ
dc.subjectprecautionary principleen_NZ
dc.subjectresilienceen_NZ
dc.subjectsocioculturalen_NZ
dc.subjectsocio-ecological systemsen_NZ
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectsystemsen_NZ
dc.subjecttransformative resilienceen_NZ
dc.titleThe Universal Precautionary Principle: New Pillars and Pathways for Environmental, Sociocultural, and Economic Resilienceen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2019-05-01T03:12:55Z
otago.schoolCentre for Sustainabilityen_NZ
otago.relation.issue8en_NZ
otago.relation.volume11en_NZ
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/su11082357en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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