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The struggle of bringing research into climate change policy

I read a vey interesting article in the Guardian Weekly about the struggle of science research in the United States following the election of Donald Trump as president (The climate change battle dividing trump\’s America). Funding for climate change research is being cut. A climate change sceptic has been appointed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.  A […]

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Evidence Investment Strategies: one way to make the demand and use evidence in policy making more systematic

Over the past ten years the UK’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has adopted a systematic approach to improving how it sources and uses evidence to inform policymaking. DEFRA has implemented two five-year evidence investment strategy processes that ensured the resources it invested in evidence were better directed towards both long- and

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