Regulating 300,000 Years: Nuclear Waste, Sustainability and the Need to Talk to the Distant Future

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Whenever we think about regulating sustainability problems, we usually think about the here and now or at least about the not too distant future. Even with regard to climate change, which clearly is a problem for future generations, regulators have a time horizon of not more than 30 or 40 years. The Paris Accord is a case in point – it sets targets for 2050. Also, the European Union’s climate strategy sets goals until 2050. But, what happens if regulators need to think about a very distant future?
Original languageEnglish
Publication date18 Nov 2019
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherThe Business of Society
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2019

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