TITLE

Handle with care: assessing the risks of the precautionary principle

AUTHOR(S)
Cussen, K.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Australasian Journal of Environmental Management;Jun2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p66
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author questions the usefulness of the precautionary principle which is frequently put into effect as a way to handle risk in situations of scientific uncertainty. He discusses the scope of such a principle. He notes that the lack of agreement about the precise definition of the principle complicates any examination of the concept. The advantages of the definition formulated by professor Peter Saunders over the one produced in 1998 by a group of scientists, philosophers and activists in the U.S., and is known as the Wingspread Statement, are cited.
ACCESSION #
43236015

 

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