This series of lectures are open to the general public, staff and students at the University of Wolverhampton. Due to demand booking is essential.
Putting Science into Policy
Challenges facing society are becoming ever more complex. Societal challenges such as climate change, food security, energy security, and economic development address multi-disciplinary issues, which, if they are to be addressed properly and successfully require clear, unbiased evidence to drive the development of local, regional, national and multi-national policy. Science can, and should be a key input into this evidential base. This talk will examine status, issues and potential of scientific support to policy, and will provide some examples from the European Union perspective
Peter Churchill is an environmental scientist. He started work in 1979 as an academic at Cranfield University UK, researching forest applications of remote sensing. He then became a consultant for a UK based company undertaking natural resources surveys in Africa, South East Asia and Europe. In 1988 he joined the European Commission's Joint Research Centre as a scientist, becoming a Head of a series of earth observation, environmental science and administrative Units from 1996. In 2010 he joined the JRC's headquarters staff, where he is currently the Adviser on Scientific Development to the Director General.