Wednesday, May 09, 2012 (9:00AM - 12:30PM)
Sheikh Zayed Theatre
London School of Economics
THE WISDOM OF PREVENTION
Early action to prevent harm: why it matters and how to achieve it
Why this conference?
To build the case for long-term planning and investment in early action to prevent harm before it happens.
To consider prevention on three fronts - society, environment and economy - to draw out lessons for policy and practice.
To raise awareness, challenge assumptions and stimulate a wide debate on how to make this happen in practice
Why does prevention matter?
Preventing harm can help to improve well-being and quality of life use resources more wisely, cut waste and save money reduce reliance on state intervention to repair social, environmental and economic problems safeguard the future for our children and grandchildren
What questions will the conference explore?
- The social, environmental and economic costs of failing to prevent harm
- How to invest in prevention while still having to meet the costs of failure
- How to judge whether preventive measures are working
- The role of regulators, businesses, parliament, NGOs and charities, civil servants and local government.