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Methods for scientific assessments and evidence-based decision-making

Achieving a sustainable society requires knowledge. The increasing pace of scientific knowledge is, therefore, a positive development. At the same time, the need to synthesize research findings from various scientific disciplines is a growing challenge, as well as making them accessible to decision-makers. There is also an unprecedented need to identify and address knowledge gaps, manage heterogeneity in different types of knowledge, and assess and communicate the risks and uncertainties associated with it.

At CEC, we generate and compile research findings to support decision-making related to policy processes. Our primary focus lies on biodiversity conservation, sustainability, climate adaptation in urban environments, and the effects on ecosystems resulting from climate change and environmental pollution.

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We develop, refine, and apply methods for scientific assessment, including work with the UN's scientific panels IPCC and IPBES, as well as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). We also develop, refine, and apply methods for risk and impact assessments. Additionally, we study how different forms of evidence are used in decision-making processes, from the individual level to the societal level.

Our methods include various forms of scientific assessments - evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, and model-based impact assessments - and span from local to global scales.

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Marianne Hall
Research coordinator CEC
E-mail: marianne [dot] hall [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (marianne[dot]hall[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Mobile: +46 73 046 16 73

Juliana Dänhardt
Research coordinator, external collaborations
E-mail: juliana [dot] danhardt [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (juliana[dot]danhardt[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)
Mobile: +46 70 303 44 73