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Title (Primary) Supporting evidence-based policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services: recommendations for effective policy briefs
Author Balian, E.V.; Drius, L.; Eggermont, H.; Livoreil, B.; Vandewalle, M.; Vandewoestjine, S.; Wittmer, H.; Young, J.;
Journal Evidence & Policy
Year 2016
Department NSF; UPOL;
Volume 12
Issue 3
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords biodiversity; knowledge brokerage; policy briefs; science policy interface
UFZ wide themes RU6
Abstract Knowledge brokerage on biodiversity and ecosystem services can apply communication tools such as policy briefs to facilitate the dialogue between scientists and policymakers. There is currently considerable debate on how to go beyond the linear communication model, outdated in theoretical debate but still often implicitly leading interaction with policy. In this paper, we provide recommendations to scientists in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem services for developing policy briefs with increased impact and that are adapted to the needs of the audience. We also highlight the challenges of addressing the key criteria of credibility, relevance, legitimacy and iterativity that often lead to trade-offs.
ID 17931
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=17931
Balian, E.V., Drius, L., Eggermont, H., Livoreil, B., Vandewalle, M., Vandewoestjine, S., Wittmer, H., Young, J. (2016):
Supporting evidence-based policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services: recommendations for effective policy briefs
Evid. Policy 12 (3), 431 - 451