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New environmental policy reports from Science for Environment Policy

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox

Science for Environment Policy, a free news and information service published by Directorate-General Environment, European Commission, has published two new reports as part of their work to support policymakers with “quality environmental research for evidence-based policy.”

Identifying emerging risks for environmental policies. Future Brief 13:

“While identifying, predicting and monitoring known risks is vitally important, perhaps the bigger challenge is anticipating the threats to the environment — and to human health via the environment — that are not yet observable. This poses unique challenges to policymakers and their advisors….”

Research for environmental policymaking: how to prioritise, communicate and measure impact. Thematic Issue 54:

“This Thematic Issue…emphasises some of the latest research about identifying appropriate emerging areas of science — vital information for policymakers, scientists, decision makers in industry, funding bodies and the public. To this end, it presents studies on methods to understand and improve the links between scientific knowledge and its real-world application in policy, on topic identification for funding and on research impact and dissemination.”

References:

Science for Environment Policy. (2016). Identifying emerging risks for environmental policies. Future Brief 13. Produced for the European Commission DG Environment by the Science Communication Unit, UWE, Bristol. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/emerging_environmental_risks_early_warnings_FB12_en.pdf

Science for Environment Policy. (2016). Research for environmental policymaking: how to prioritise, communicate and measure impact. Thematic Issue 54. Issue produced for the European Commission DG Environment by the Science Communication Unit, UWE, Bristol. Available at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/research_for_environmental_policymaking_54si_en.pdf

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