Interview: Why science advice needs to change

In the latest episode of the Science for Policy podcast, published today, the editors of the JRC’s new Science For Policy handbook explain why they believe science advice has to change.

How can science advice — and science in general — keep up with dramatic changes in the world? How do you build an organisation that can translate scientific results into policy solutions? What responsibilities do politicians have when they choose to ignore or override scientific advice?

Vladimír Šucha and Marta Sienkiewicz discuss these questions with Toby Wardman of SAPEA. They also discuss the nature of trust, how intimately linked scientists and politicians can safely become, and whether scientists do in fact know everything.

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