Evidence based Policies

The evidence-based movement is an aspirational call for public policy processes to be more scientifically rational. Grounded in the rejection of politics as zero-sum games between vested interests It found the same echo in democracies and developmental states.

Prof. Dr. Ellen Weyenberg and her colleagues focus on evidence-based approaches for policy learning to bridge gaps between epistemic communities, policymakers and the public for climate policy integration. They seek empirical and theoretical papers addressing the state-of-the-art in policy learning, the use of scientific evidence and knowledge and of disruptive technologies in policy processes.

Climate action being concerned with forecasting future scenarios, setting policy targets, measuring realization and following-up realization, Gustavo Barresi and his colleagues focus on Accounting and Accountability for Resilience and Climate Action in the Public Sector. They ask how to design or reform performance management and accounting systems to allow them incorporating climate action.

Observing that evidence on climate change is contested, Prof. Annamaria Bonomo and her peers focus on access to environmental information, and the transparency of data to inform climate policies more generally.