IRGC White Paper on Nanotechnology Risk Governance
This White Paper is the first in which the IRGC publish recommendations for the risk governance of a particular problem field. The document begins with a brief description of nanotechnology and its likely future development both in terms of research and the types of product that it does and could support. The report categorized nanotechnology in two distinct but overlapping frames, one being for technologies and applications that are already on, or will shortly be available on, the market and the other being for the longer-term. Each of these frames poses a different set of risk governance concerns, although some concerns are common to both frames.