Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Juridics: Enviro/Pollution: India & Bulgaria cases

I once helped philosopher Hendrik Hart with the formulation of the key phenomena of any economic activity taken  as a whole, including operationally.  I can't remember all the details, but it's in his book Understanding our world: An integral ontology (Lanham, Maryland USA: University Press of America / Institute for Christian Studies Toronto, 1984; 2002).  What I didn't have was the last item of the list of key phenom always present in an economic act > waste.  When seeing it in the book, I remember my del+t in the iumprovement of the flow and completion of the set of thawts formally present in a philosophy book, an ontology book too.

From the standpoint of moving from industrial construction, distribution, consumption, and waste, you see the logic of these intuitively reasonable necessary features of any economic act.

Take a look at the basic news item where the existence of the phemonon of waste is studied in two cases on a macro-scale, one in India and one in Bulgaria.

Lawt, refWrite Frontpage juridics columnist

— Business & Human Rights report reposted below by Lawt

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From: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre 
Subject: Business & human rights: Weekly Update
Date: April 18, 2012 1:27:08 PM EDT

[PDF] Industrial waste conflicts around the world - Case studies from India and Bulgaria: shipbreaking and incineration
Federico Demaria, Evgenia Tasheva & Ivaylo Hlebarov, EJOLT 11 Apr 2012

…The first [case] is about…the dismantling of…ships in…India, an example of how the North dumps toxic waste in the South. The second is about a[n]…attempt to build a hazardous waste incinerator in…Bulgaria…[A] valuation conflict emerges…on whether the projects are desirable due to positive impacts like economic development and employment generation, or disruptive for the environment and society…In the Bulgarian case European institutions, under civil society pressure…decided to withdraw funding, the project did not take place…[A]t the Supreme Court of India the local communities and the activists emphasized the injustice of an unequal distribution of costs and benefits and the disproportionate environmental and social damages at the local scale…[but] the Supreme Court decided [against them]…[and its] decision is based on…the idea that economic benefits can compensate for environmental degradation…[refers to Norwegian Cruise Line, Star Cruise Ltd., Bridgeed Shipping, Hariyana Steel Demolition Pvt. Ltd., Priya Blue Industries Pvt. Ltd., Chemcontrol a/s & Fichtner]

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