Uncertainty and precaution in environmental management.

  title={Uncertainty and precaution in environmental management.},
  author={Martin P Krayer von Krauss and Marjolein B A van Asselt and Mogens Henze and Jerry Ravetz and M. Bamberg'M. Baumann'J. D. Beck},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={52 6},
In this paper, two different visions of the relationship between science and policy are contrasted with one another: the "modern" vision and the "precautionary" vision. Conditions which must apply in order to invoke the Precautionary Principle are presented, as are some of the main challenges posed by the principle. The following central question remains: If scientific certainty cannot be provided, what may then justify regulatory interventions, and what degree of intervention is justifiable… CONTINUE READING

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