Social Science for Climate Change
Susan Moser

Effective Science-Policy Interactions and Decision Support

Mitigating and adapting to complex challenges like climate change requires credible, relevant and legitimately produced science to inform decision-making at all levels. It also requires trustful scientist-practitioner relationships and appropriate and effectively managed stakeholder engagement processes.

I have conducted empirical research on how scientists can work most effectively with stakeholders and decision-makers, and I have advised governments on how to improve their engagement of stakeholders. I also have ample practical experience of working with managers and decision-makers, grounding my understanding of the science-policy interface and of decision-makers' needs at different stages in the policy development and implementation process. I have been called upon by the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the National Research Council, various federal agencies and states to make recommendations on effective decision support for climate-sensitive decisions.

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