The Precautionary Principle: Implications for Risk Management Strategies

@article{Saltelli2004ThePP,
  title={The Precautionary Principle: Implications for Risk Management Strategies},
  author={Andrea Saltelli and Silvio Funtowicz},
  journal={Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={11},
  pages={69 - 83}
}
  • A. Saltelli, S. Funtowicz
  • Published 2004
  • Economics, Medicine, Psychology
  • Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal
ABSTRACT The European Commission has published a Communication on the Precautionary Principle and a White Book on Governance. These provide us (as research civil servants of the Commission) an institutional framework for handling scientific information that is often incomplete, uncertain, and contested. But, although the Precautionary Principle is intuitively straightforward to understand, there is no agreed way of applying it to real decision-making. To meet this perceived need, researchers… Expand
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