Watch now: Early career webinar series on science-policy interface

The series of webinars, created by early careers for early careers, aims at improving our understanding of interactions between science and policy, give recommendations on how to best communicate science to policy makers, and learn from the experience of senior researchers and professionals.

Webinar 1: Urban Sustainability in the science-policy interface (Urban KAN

Jose A Puppim De Oliveira (faculty member at the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV/EAESP and FGV/EBAPE), Fudan University (Shanghai) and Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar (Quito))
Seth Schultz (Advisor on Science and Innovation to the Global Covenant of Mayors)
Moderated by: Gaby Langendijk (ECR NoN)


Webinar 2: Ocean Sustainability in the science-policy interface (Ocean KAN)

Mona Samari (Earth Journalism Network - Internews, UK)
Anna Zivian (Ocean Conservancy, USA)
Moderated by: Leopoldo C. Gerhardinger (ECR NoN)


Webinar 3: Food-Water-Energy Nexus in the science-policy interface (WEF Nexus KAN)

Aditi Mukherji (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development ICIMOD)
Pamela Katic (Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich)
Moderated by: Felipe B. Tavares (ECR NoN)


Webinar 4: Natural Assets in the science-policy interface (Natural Assets KAN)

Marten Winter (Head of sDiv - Synthesis Centre of German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv)
Kai Chan (PI at Connecting Human and Natural Systems (CHANS) Lab, UBC)
Xavier Le Roux (Senior Scientist at French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA; CEO and coordinator of BiodivERsA)
Moderated by: Hannah Moersberger (Future Earth)


Webinar 5: Sustainable Consumption and Production in the science-policy interface (SSCP KAN)

Upcoming: Scheduled for 31 October 2018

What are the webinars about?

The Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN), the Young Scholars Initiative of INET and Future Earth initially launched a series of five webinar sessions focused on five Knowledge-Action Networks, from mid-September to end-October, to better understand the science-policy interface. Guest speakers come from both the research and the policy sectors, working on all levels of science-policy – from local to global – and share their experiences on the translation of scientific knowledge into concrete policies. They thematize what brought them into their current line of work, how the common conception of their job is different from the reality, what the inherent logic and pressures of the specific context of their line of work is and what concrete advice they can give to early career professionals on effectively translating scientific knowledge into concrete policies.

Each session includes an interactive part in which the audience is given the opportunity to actively participate in the discussion with the guest speakers.

Read more about the webinars in this news article