Formalization and separation: A systematic basis for interpreting approaches to summarizing science for climate policy
Why isn't there a more straightforward relation between climate research and climate policy?
Science and policy
In studies of environmental issues, the question of how to establish a productive interplay between science and policy is widely debated, especially in relation to climate change.
The aim of this article is to advance this discussion and contribute to a better understanding of how science is summarized for policy purposes by bringing together two academic discussions that usually take place in parallel: the question of how to deal with formalization (structuring the procedures for assessing and summarizing research, e.g. by protocols) and separation (maintaining a boundary between science and policy in processes of synthesizing science for policy).
Combining the two dimensions, we draw a diagram onto which different initiatives can be mapped
- Göran Sundqvist
- Ingemar Bohlin
- Erlend A. T. Hermansen
- Steven Yearley