How do we build capacity effectively? What is the best way to train government officials in the use of dES tools? How should we communicate findings from complex models? How can we use stakeholder knowledge?
The need for evidence-based policy-making is of the utmost importance. An optimal science-policy interface is needed in order to understand/negotiate with the varying values of stakeholders and foster effective communication and co-production of knowledge between science and policy actors. Complex phenomena related to sustainability and sustainable development cannot be tackled in silos. Here, we explore several methods and tools which trigger an effective science-policy interface.
Key research questions
- How do we develop effective science-policy interface frameworks in different sectors/settings such as industries, transport, and residential buildings?
- What are the roles and responsibilities of different actors in addressing societal challenges (Co-producing the science–policy interface: towards common but differentiated responsibilities)?
- How do we transfer knowledge (also, co-production of information) among varying actors, e.g. local governments?
- How do we build capacity effectively?
- What is the best way to train government officials in the use of dES tools?
- How should we communicate findings from complex models?
- How can we use stakeholder knowledge?
- How to correctly communicate scientific findings with key stakeholders?
- How to develop methods that incorporate the views and experience of decision-makers (knowledge users)?
- How to best help policy makers in using modelling tools to analyze future pathways towards sustainable development?
- How do we reduce fragmentation of the European research space? [ECEMF]
Main research objectives
- Understanding how open science contributes to evidence-based policy making (CCG)
- Identifying and co-developing the most pressing policy-relevant research questions with a range of stakeholders.
- Producing a comprehensive, relevant and coherent evidence base for energy and climate policy impact assessment.
- Providing robust policy insights.
- Stakeholders’ elicitation
- Interviews with stakeholders
- Robust Decision Making
- Research policy workshops [ECEMF]
- Visualization of results, discussion forums [ECEMF]
- Impact assessment (surveys)
- Iterative and participatory method