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Webinar: How do Policy-Makers Access and Use Evidence to Address Complex Problems?

November 13, 2019 - 9:30 AM


This free webinar will explore examples shared by policymakers and scientists that demonstrate how evidence can more effectively serve decision-making. Register here.Sponsored by the National Council for Science and the Environment,  The School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, and the Security and Sustainability Forum.

Science is foundational to life and the planet as we know it. Policymakers understand this, as do scientists. However the boundary-spanning between policymakers and scientists does not come naturally. Given the current vulnerabilities faced by places, people, ecosystems, and markets, it is essential to create more opportunities for policymakers and scientists to work effectively together. The dynamic tension created by the “pull” of policy and the “push” of science to be more relevant can create more durable and productive policies, while also facilitating stronger relationships between the scientific and decision-making communities.

Panelists include:

Melanie Stansbury , Legislator in the New Mexico House of Representatives (HD-28)

Jeffery Warren , Research Director, North Carolina Policy Collaboratory

Daniel Sarewitz , Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes, Arizona State University

Diana Epstein , OMB Evidence Team Lead, White House Office of Management and Budget (Invited)

Erica Goldman , Science Policy Director, National Council for Science and the Environment (moderator)

The Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) is a public interest organization that produces learning events about climate security, which we define as the threats to society from a changing  climate and related disruptions to natural systems. Our main products are free webinars that convene global experts on food, water and energy security, public health, economic vitality, infrastructure, governance and other impacts that must be solved in meeting climate security challenges. Visit the SSF Archives for free access to our audio interview and webinar video library.

SSF also produces Security and Sustainability Radio, a live online radio show interviewing global climate security experts in which the audience can call in to speak with the guests.

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