Writeshop: Engagement between policy and science

Engagement between policy and science is central to achieving effective policies, programs and investments; the case of national to global engagement

Solutions to the wide-reaching impacts of climate change on agricultural livelihoods are both deeply technical and deeply political. Thus engagement between policy and science is central to achieving effective outcomes: policies, programs and investments. Since 2011, CCAFS has generated outcomes through policy-science engagement, including engagement with governments in over 20 countries, as well as informal norms and procedures, including strategies of organizations (World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development), global policy frameworks (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), global platforms (Climate Services Partnership, World Business Council for Sustainable Development), and regional bodies (Economic Community of West African States, Association of Southeast Asian Nations). This work will collate and critically analyse diverse experiences of policy-science engagement at global and regional levels that has produced results for climate-agriculture public and private sector investments and actions over the past several years, in order to understand what works (and does not work) and to use these findings to improve future engagement towards effective actions. This session includes consideration of facilitating climate change actions across political boundaries and in partnership with a range of public and private sector actors. Case studies which will be analysed include those related WB, IFAD, UNFCCC, CSP, IPCC and the use of foresight in policy processes.

Room: Lettermore Conservatory A (Lowerground Floor)

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