Making sense of science
How can we provide good science advice?
The world´s most pressing problems such as climate change, loss of species, migration are also incredibly complex! At the same time, research within these fields are equally uncertain and contested.
The question is then how can science best inform policymakers so that policies are made from the best knowledge and how can science advice mechanisms be optimized?
The report “Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty” was just published by European academies through the SAPEA project (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies). The report has special focus on science for policy in the European Union.
An international panel will address what characterizes effective research based policy-making in the EU. Following from this there will be a discussion whether the experience of the EU can be translated into a Norwegian context of developing mechanism that systematically use scientific results and science advice to form policies.