precautionary principle

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precautionary principle

n
the precept that an action should not be taken if the consequences are uncertain and potentially dangerous
Translations
principe de précaution
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See page 23), Seeking to provide concrete tools to address the destructive impacts of the military industrial complex on human health and the environment, WILPF's newly formed Earth Democracy Issue Committee has organized a speaking tour and national campaign to introduce the Precautionary Principal and Rights of Present and Future Generations as a method for branches to enact local legislation that requires regulation of all industry whenever there is a possible risk to health, safety, or the environment for either present or future generations.
The precautionary principal should be adopted and action now, in two years it could very well be too late.
The precautionary principal asks, "Is this harm avoidable?