Precaution for Responsible Innovation: New Options to Move Forward
On May 11, the RECIPES project has held its dissemination conference “Precaution for Responsible Innovation: New Options to Move Forward”.
Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2021 Roundtable
Online conference on precaution and innovation in Germany and beyond
Guidance for future application of the precautionary principle
RECIPES' co-creative process and needs assessment results
Analysis of the case studies
To fully understand the complexities and the controversies around the application of the precautionary principle, the RECIPES project conducted nine case studies. The aim was to understand and explain the potential differences in the application depending on the topic and the context. A comparison across the different cases indicates that the application of the precautionary principle had positive effects on innovation and contributed to more responsible pathways.
Case Study 2: Genetically Modified organisms (GMOs)
Taking stock of the precautionary principle since 2000
The precautionary principle is supposed to enable decision-makers to adopt precautionary measures even if scientific uncertainties about environmental and health risks remain. However, opinions about the precautionary principle are divided. To some, it is unscientific and an obstacle to progress. To others, it is a necessary tool to protect human health and the environment.