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GeoPolicy: Responding to the EU Nature Restoration Law

GeoPolicy: Responding to the EU Nature Restoration Law

On 22 June 2022, the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Nature Restoration Law with the aim to recover biodiverse and resilient nature across the EU. Like all new legislation, the EU Nature Restoration Law was proposed by the European Commission and underwent numerous rounds of feedback from the public, stakeholders, and organisations via the Commission’s Have your say pla ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: How a professional YouTuber inspired a science-policy debate in Europe

GeoPolicy: How a professional YouTuber inspired a science-policy debate in Europe

  I recently had the opportunity to talk with Joachim Allgaier, Professor for Communication and Digital Society at the Fulda University of Applied Sciences in Germany, about how video platforms such as YouTube support science communication and influence political decisions. This month’s GeoPolicy blog post explores some of the benefits of having an accessible online source of information and ...[Read More]

GeoPolicy: Don’t Look Up – could better science advice have saved the planet?

GeoPolicy: Don’t Look Up – could better science advice have saved the planet?

Note: Spoilers Ahead! If you haven’t already seen it, go and watch Don’t Look Up – and then come back to this blog to find out what the scientists in the film could have done to better connect and communicate with the policymakers involved! Don’t Look Up gives us a terrifying example of what could happen when policymakers ignore the science. The film tells the story of two astronomers, PhD candida ...[Read More]