1. The precautionary principle: if scientists think an activity is likely to cause environmental harm, then we don’t need full proof of this before we can act. We should be on the side of caution, as the UK is already facing wildlife species collapse. This principle has been invoked by the EU in light of the effects of neonicotinoids on bee and insect populations. It should be adhered to when considering any trade deals that affect the Amazon’s hydrological cycle.

2. The prevention principle requires us to make every effort to think through the ramifications of any action on behalf of the ...


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