Environment - Robust Development While Managing Risks - 3
Resolution #146 : Environment - Robust Development While Managing Risks - 3 (Official French version)
We accept that any development activity by humans includes an environmental risk, but also real and measurable benefits. We reject the principle of precaution based on the premise that it's necessary to demonstrate the absence of any doubt that an action can't cause any harm to be socially acceptable. Rather, we advocate a balanced approach where we compare the risks and the potential benefits of an action with the risks and the benefits of inaction. In order to do this, we evaluate all known factors and we use a probabilistic approach to arrive at a reasonable conclusion.