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The Questions of Who, What, and How in the Science - Policy Dialogue: Experiences from the Pan - Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

Version 1 : Received: 7 September 2020 / Approved: 9 September 2020 / Online: 9 September 2020 (03:13:14 CEST)

How to cite: Pham, H. The Questions of Who, What, and How in the Science - Policy Dialogue: Experiences from the Pan - Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Preprints 2020, 2020090193 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0193.v1). Pham, H. The Questions of Who, What, and How in the Science - Policy Dialogue: Experiences from the Pan - Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. Preprints 2020, 2020090193 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202009.0193.v1).

Abstract

The science‐policy interface in climate change adaptation became better managed over the past decades. However, the scientists and other knowledge producers, as well as policy makers still need to take bolder steps to more effectively engage with others to apply science and shape up policies. This paper aims to provide practical recommendations, intended to promote conversations between science and policy sectors to address climate change issues. Here, I used two different approaches to synthesize experiences and identify recommendations: a literature review and a case study. The paper stress main findings: (1) The linear communication model is still commonly involved in the science - policy dialogue and proved to be useful to increase the relevance of science and data products to decision makers. (2) When a gap between knowledge producer and knowledge user or decision maker exists, the need for a third party to specialize in bridging the gap become essential. (3) Indigenous people and knowledge must be involved in adaptation policy making based on legitimation local and traditional knowledge, designing the consultation process to broadly engage local and indigenous people, facilitating meaningful dialogues between traditional knowledge and science, and developing initiatives to strengthen skills and capacity of indigenous communities.

Subject Areas

Science and policy - making; Environmental communication; Pan - Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change

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