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Part E - Implications for science and governance

Part E considers the governance implications for science, public policy and public engagement, and how current practices could be improved to enable society to maximise the benefits of innovations while minimising harms on the basis of the cases in Parts A-D.

Late lessons from early warnings II - Part EThe main insights are that science could be more relevant for precautionary decision‑making; that the wider use of the precautionary principle can avert harm and stimulate innovation; and that the late lessons of history and precautionary approaches are highly pertinent to today's multiple and inter‑connected crises — such as those arising from finance, economics, the use of ecosystems, climate change, and the use and supply of energy and food.

Part E - Implications for science and governance contains the following chapters:

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