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Science for Policy: New Challenges, New Opportunities


  • Pereira, Angela Guimaraes

    (European Commission, Joint Research Centre. Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), Knowledge Assessment Methodologies Group)

  • Functowicz, Silvio.

    (European Commission, Joint Research Centre. Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), Knowledge Assessment Methodologies Group)


The essays deal with policy issues relating to environment governance in a situation where relevant scientific knowledge is uncertain and contextual. Recent debates in the context include climate change, genetically modified foods, and sustainable development. When stakes are high and decisions are urgent, new approaches are required for knowledge production and policy making. Divided into five parts, the volume features: I. methodological perspectives; II. GMO policies covering bio-safety laws; III. climate change policy; IV. energy policy: nuclear waste, corporate energy strategies; V. sustainable development: assessment tools, S&T Policymaking, and water governance.

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  • Pereira, Angela Guimaraes & Functowicz, Silvio., 2009. "Science for Policy: New Challenges, New Opportunities," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780195698497.
  • Handle: RePEc:oxp:obooks:9780195698497

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    1. U. Sankar, 2012. "Science and Economics for Sustainable Development of India," Working Papers 2012-076, Madras School of Economics,Chennai,India.
    2. Gregory Hill & Steven Kolmes & Michael Humphreys & Rebecca McLain & Eric T. Jones, 2019. "Using decision support tools in multistakeholder environmental planning: restorative justice and subbasin planning in the Columbia River Basin," Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Springer;Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences, vol. 9(2), pages 170-186, June.

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