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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Thoughts from Nairobi: Science advice from international to national and back again

  I have just been in Nairobi at the inaugural Science Policy Forum that preceded the United Nations Environmental Assembly (the General Assembly of the UNEP) ( (see also #SCIPO2016). I delivered the opening address and then took part in … Continue reading

Sir Peter Gluckman Blog: Knowledge, values and worldviews: implications for science communication

I am prompted to write this essay having read a recent article published three weeks ago in Nature Climate Change by Shi et al ( Though I don’t often comment on a single study, I think this study may have … Continue reading

The evolving nature of science advice

The evolving nature of science advice  May 2 2016 Over the last few months I have been involved a number of discussions about the evolving nature of science advice.  Of particular note have been the sessions in which I participated … Continue reading