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Environmental expertise: conditions and challenges

About this project

Project information

Project status

In progress 2023 - 2024


Rolf Lidskog

Research subject

This project will use empirical materials from two recently conducted studies to investigate and compare conditions and challenges in developing an environmental expertise that is scientifically sound and policy relevant. The empirical material consists of already collected material, mainly in form of two recently conducted interview studies of scientific experts in the IPCC and IPBES. By focusing on two of the most current environmental problems (climate change and biodiversity loss) and two of the most well-known and institutionalized form of environmental expertise (IPBES and IPCC), the project aims to give substantial contributions to current discussions on how to create social robust expertise, that both is scientific legitimate and policy relevant.


Research funding bodies

  • The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Sciences