An Analysis of the Use of Environmental Scientific Information in Policy and Decision Making

Citation: 

Hutton, G. R. G., (2009). An Analysis of the Use of Environmental Scientific Information in Policy and Decision Making [Poster]. Information without Borders Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 16, 2009.

Abstract: 

How does environmental scientific information influence public policy and decision making? This topic warrants major interest. Finding solutions to important issues concerning the sustainability of local and global eco-systems necessitates swift action based on sound science. An analysis of relevant literature confirmed that scientific information is not typically conveyed or utilized in an efficient manner in policy decisions. This poster identifies key barriers and recommends strategies for libraries to increase the efficient use of scientific information in policy and decision making.

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