Publication date: 22/01/2013


The 2013 Late Lessons From Early Warnings report is the second of its type produced by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in collaboration with a broad range of external authors and peer reviewers.

The case studies across both volumes of Late Lessons From Early Warnings cover a diverse range of chemical and technological innovations, and highlight a number of systemic problems.

The ‘Late Lessons Project’ illustrates how damaging and costly the misuse or neglect of the precautionary principle can be, using case studies and a synthesis of the lessons to be learned and applied to maximising innovations whilst minimising harms.

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