Definitions for "Precautionary Approach"
The approach promoted under the Framework Convention of Climate Change to help achieve stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous interference with the climate system.
Taking action now to avoid possible environmental damage when the scientific evidence is inconclusive but he potential damage could be great.
A set of agreed cost-effective measures and actions, including courses of action, that ensures prudent foresight and reduces or avoids risk to resources, the environment, and to people, to the extent possible, taking explicitly into account existing uncertainties and the consequences of being wrong. (from Garcia 1996)
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See Exhibit 20.5 .