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11.375 Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Policymaking

11.375 Role of Science and Scientists in Collaborative Approaches to Environmental Policymaking

This is an online course from MIT's Opencourseware initiative.

This course examines joint fact-finding within the context of adaptive and ecosystem-based management. Challenges and obstacles to collaborative approaches for deciding environmental and natural resource policy and the institutional changes within federal agencies necessary to utilize joint fact-finding as a means to link science and societal decisions are discussed and reviewed with scientists and managers. Senior-level federal policymakers also participate in these discussions.

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