Understanding the use of models in environmental policy

For some time, environmental policymakers have been required to carefully consider the economic, environmental and social impact of potential policies over various spatial and temporal scales. The use of models to help address these questions is now well established. This project explores the opinions and perceptions of practitioners on the role, value, and weaknesses associated with the use of models in environmental policy. Nineteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with individuals working on environmental policy in various roles and institutions. This talk will present the findings from these interviews and reflect on the implications for both modellers and policymakers.

Friday, 12 October, 2012 - 12:30 to 14:00
Peter Johnson
Presenter(s) biography: 

Peter Johnson is a PhD student at CRESS, University of Surrey