Wednesday, February 22, 2012
CALL FOR PAPERS: Evidence-Based Decision-Making for Sustainable Development
The Environmental Policy Research Centre, Freie Universität Berlin, in collaboration with the Network of Excellence LIAISE (‘Linking Impact Assessment Instruments to Sustainability Expertise’), invites proposals for papers for the 2012 Berlin Conference that focuses on evidence-based decision-making for sustainable development.
The conference will cover two issues:
- How can the research process be organised to develop evidence that is considered relevant and timely in the political process to meet the challenges of sustainable development?
- How can the policy-science interface be organised in a way that such scientific evidence is taken into consideration?
The conference aims at bringing together scientists from different disciplines and strands of research that produce evidence to support decision-making for sustainable development, and those that study the use of such evidence. Furthermore, we invite policy-makers and practitioners working at the science-policy interface or dealing with issues of evidence use in policy making to share their experiences. In particular, we call for contributions of
- Scholars of political science, law, administrative science etc., studying the use of evidence in decisionmaking;
- Scholars of science and technology studies, studying the construction of evidence and the interaction with decision-making;
- Scholars in the field of modelling of ecosystems, economic modelling and modelling of social impacts, working on the evidence itself to be used in decision-making.
The conference will be organised around the following topics, and submissions of paper proposals are invited to contribute to one or several of the research questions:
- Data, models and tools for decision-making
- Evidence in decision-making
- The interaction of science and policy
Deadline: April 1, 2012