EGU’s 18,000 members span many key scientific areas that can enhance the policymaking process including natural hazards, energy resources, climate change, soil science, and raw-material sourcing. Science is a key component of the policymaking process as it allows decision-makers to consider the evidence and potential consequences of any action or inaction. The growing complexity of societal challenges, and the policies needed to deal with them, also means that more frequent and consistent interactions between scientists and policymakers is needed.
The EGU aims to encourage stronger science-policy partnerships, inform geoscientists about relevant policy opportunities, and highlight policy-relevant research to both the public and policymakers. This page outlines a range of resources and activities to help geoscientists actively engage with policy and share their expertise with policymakers. It also offers support to policymakers who need specific information or who would like to engage more with science.
- Getting involved: resources and information that provide scientists with tips on how they can effectively contribute to Europe’s policymaking process.
- Monthly Science for Policy Newsletter: updates on recent EU policy news and opportunities that are relevant to geoscientists.
- EGU’s Science for Policy Events: annual meetings hosted in Brussels that allow EGU members and policymakers to convene and discuss issues relevant to both the geoscience and policy communities.
- EGU’s Science-Policy Pairing Scheme: an annual initiative that gives EGU members the opportunity to work inside the EU Parliament for a week and promotes a culture of evidence-informed policymaking.
- GeoPolicy column: provides monthly deep dives into European policy and how scientists can contribute to policy processes.
- Science for Policy Working Group: provides feedback on EGU’s current policy activities, generates new EGU policy proposals to be approved by the EGU Council, and highlights opportunities for the EGU to engage to collaborate with EU institutions.
- EGU’s Policy Priority Area 2022-2024, Biodiversity: selected by the EGU’s Science for Policy Working Group and approved by the EGU Council, the EGU’s Policy Priority Area will allow EGU to provide specific scientific information to policymakers where it is most needed. All activities will be co-ordinated by the EGU’s Biodiversity Task Force.
- Information for policymakers: activities and initiatives that connect policymakers with the best available scientific evidence and scientists who can support their policy work.
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