Montag, 14. Oktober 2019 – Dienstag, 15. Oktober 2019 /

Science, Precaution, Innovation (ausgebucht/Warteliste)

Science, Precaution, Innovation:

Datum, Uhrzeit
Mo., 14. Okt. 2019, 12.30 Uhr  –
Di., 15. Okt. 2019, 18.00 Uhr In meinem Kalender speichern
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Landesstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen
Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen
The Precautionary Principle (PP), now 45 years old (German Clean Air Act, 1974), concerns situations where the available scientific information about possible harm from human-made innovations gives decision-makers reasonable grounds to suspect possible harm to human health, the environment or biodiversity, but where scientific certainty is lacking. The PP in such situations lawfully justifies decision makers taking precautionary measures to avoid such harm.
Discussions will also question whether it is correct to dismiss the PP as “anti-innovation”, or whether it is more accurately seen as a stimulus to innovation and to involve the more socially deliberative “steering” of innovation. Viable paths to a reasonable confidence of no harm to public health, biodiversity and the environment will be identified and explored by reference to currently available knowledge, while acknowledging that strict proof of safety is an illusory goal. Examples including pesticide use, genetically modified crops, electromagnetic fields, endocrine disrupting compounds and nanotechnology will be presented by eminent speakers and explored by the participants.
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