Podcast 7: Climate change science and policy-making

Climate change science is a science of complexity, and it is characterised by its exploration of the future through forecast models, and by the thorough treatment of uncertainty. However, it is also because of its features that its relationship with policy-making, which should translate the scientific warning into mitigation action, has been difficult. Here we explore the role and the operation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a unique case of successful science/policy interface, and we discuss the benefits and the limitations of “evidence-based policymaking”.

Andrea Tilche, UiT The Arctic University of Norway – Climate change science and policy-making