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GeoPolicy: What can we expect from COP26?

GeoPolicy: What can we expect from COP26?

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. With the exception of 2020, COPs are held annually and provide a space for world leaders to negotiate climate policies, targets, and the next steps that need to be take to reduce global emissions. ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Get involved in science-policy events this autumn!

GeoPolicy: Get involved in science-policy events this autumn!

Now that summer is over, policy events are back in full swing! With most events still being online, they are easily accessible and generally free of charge. The EGU has an External Science for Policy Events Calendar that lists upcoming policy-related events that are likely to be of interest to geoscientists. This can be a useful resource if you’re trying to find events that will introduce you to t ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: When policymakers misuse science

GeoPolicy: When policymakers misuse science

Most of the EGU’s GeoPolicy blog posts focus on overarching topics that I believe will be useful for the majority of scientists who read them. I see myself as a facilitator who connects scientists and policymakers, providing impartial information to promote more effective knowledge exchange and subsequently evidence-informed policies. This month’s GeoPolicy post however, takes a differ ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Social media is influencing our political behaviour, democracies, and scientific communities

GeoPolicy: Social media is influencing our political behaviour, democracies, and scientific communities

A recently published report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre has found that our democracy is under pressure from the influence that social media has on our political opinions and our behaviours. What can be done to mitigate this and what could it mean for our democracy, society and scientific community? The pros and cons of living in an increasingly online world The COVID-19 pa ...[Read More]