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King Felipe VI of Spain at the EP (Credit: European Union 2015 - European Parliament, distributed by Flickr)

Policy Overview

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European Geosciences Union


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.


If you require more information on any EGU science-policy issues please contact:

Chloe Hill
Policy Manager
Phone +49-89-2050-76342