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UNEP report on the Science-Policy Interface

United Nations Environment Programme Member States have long recognized the need for a stronger science-policy interface and have pushed for addition guidance through the following decisions and resolutions:

United Nations Environment Programme Governing Council decision 27/2:
“Decides that the governing body of the United Nations Environment Programme will promote a strong science policy interface by reviewing the state of the environment….” and “requests the Executive Director to identify critical gaps and present a report, with recommendations, to the governing body” (United Nations Environment Programme
2014a p. 17).

United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) 1 resolution 1/ 4:
“reiterates the request to the Executive Director to submit a gap analysis report on environmental data, information
and assessments as well as recommendations on policy instruments for a strengthened science-policy interface
to the United Nations Environment Assembly at its second session” (United Nations Environment Programme
2014b).

In this context, this report aims to identify new ways to improve the science-policy interface by:

  • Providing a summary of the characteristics of an effective science-policy interface
  • Identifying the gaps found in practice in science-policy interfaces
  • Providing practical steps that Member States and international organisations can take to fill these gaps

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United Nations Environment Programme, Tuesday 9 January 2018