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Moving beyond evidence-free environmental policy

Russell-Smith, Jeremy; Lindenmayer, David; Kubiszewski, Ida; Green, Peter T.; Costanza, Robert; Campbell, Andrew

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Despite universal recognition that environmental policy should be informed by robust scientific evidence, this is frequently (and perhaps increasingly) not the case, even in wealthy countries such as Australia. How can the scientific community respond to this fundamental problem? While acknowledging that many constructive actions can be taken, and that scientists have a direct responsibility to inform the policy-making process and advocate for sound policy positions, we contend that such...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/98871
Source: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
DOI: 10.1890/150019

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