Webinar: Effective science-policy interaction needs both clear messages and a continuous dialogue

News 2022-10-13 at 12:05
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On February 3, 2022, the Finnish Environment Institute and the European Alternet network organized a webinar for 120 listeners. The needs to further develop science-policy interfaces were discussed at the event. Biodiversity conservation and ecosystem sustainability can be fostered through interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration, addressing system-level challenges.

Biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation pose an increasing threat for human wellbeing and resilience of our societies. We know this because science has shown us the trends, the cascading impacts and the causal chains. Science has also produced the basis and concrete means for policy to halt biodiversity loss and make ecosystems more sustainable. This cooperation between science and policy has resulted in protected area network implementation, urban green infrastructure plans, management guidelines and even nature therapy prescriptions. In this sense, there is a functioning connection between science and policy.


Further information

  • Director Eeva Furman, Finnish Environment Institute, p. +358 29 525 1123, firstname.lastname@syke.fi
  • Alternet's website. General inquiries to Alternet Secretariat.

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