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Policy assessments to enhance EU scientific advice

The European Commission needs to amend its new Scientific Advice Mechanism. Highly integrated, participatory assessments of policy alternatives are required for multidimensional, value-laden policy issues such as the European Union's climate and energy policies.

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Figure 1: Key characteristics of integrated policy assessments.


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This work benefited from B. Knopf's comments and from an expert workshop on the new EU SAM organized by Stiftung Mercator (Berlin, June 2015).

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Kowarsch, M. Policy assessments to enhance EU scientific advice. Nature Clim Change 6, 15–17 (2016).

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