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In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation. (Source: Rio Principle 15)

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Alternative labels:
precautionary approach
Rio Principle 15
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In other languages

French
principe de précaution
Russian
принцип предосторожности
Spanish
principio preventivo
Arabic
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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with precautionary principle

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Convention on Biological Diversity
Stockholm Convention
Cartagena Protocol
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Kyoto Protocol
Prevention and Emergency Protocol
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Hazardous Wastes Protocol
Carpathian Convention
ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution