Much to dismay of world-leading scientists, environmentalists, and politicians alike, President Trump has frequently branded climate change as “fake news” during his campaign.
The national Academies are hosting a series of four Policy Lab events considering the landscape for UK research and innovation after the 2015 Spending Review. This event will look ahead to 2030 to consider what UK research and innovation could achieve in the future, and what it would take to get there. The outcomes of the 2015 […]
Will government-funded researchers lose their voices this May? A new regulation may threaten UK scientists’ right to campaign, advise, and speak out about science.
Iona Twaddell compares the major environmental issue of the 1980s with climate change and asks if there are lessons to learn
Good communication between policy makers and scientists is a crucial requirement for developing policies that cost-effectively achieve measurable outcomes in conservation. Yet science and other forms of knowledge are not used effectively in policymaking; and policymakers do not always effectively inform scientists about their needs for scientific knowledge. Why is this so?
This event will bring together ecologists, conservation practitioners and policy-makers to discuss case-studies showing how science – policy interactions work in practice.
Hosted by Dr Geoff Watts, science writer, broadcaster & Council member. A political scientist and philosopher, Dr Gutmann has authored numerous articles, essays and books and continues to teach and write on ethics and public policy, democracy and education.
The world’s written constitutions scarcely mention science in explicit terms, and yet science exercises power on a par with the constitutionally designated institutions of government.
For many years it has been widely accepted that science requires state funding; justified predominantly by the idea that science is ‘public good.’ In economics this term refers to a product that costs us all as individuals (i.e. in taxes), in order to eventually provide an economic gain to us as a society. According to […]