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Policy assessments to enhance EU scientific advice

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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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Acknowledgements

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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  1. Martin Kowarsch is at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC), Torgauer Strasse 12–15, 10829 Berlin, Germany

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