CSaP's mission is to improve public policy through the more effective use of evidence and expertise. We do this by creating opportunities for public policy professionals and academics to learn from each other.

We convene our network to provide fresh perspectives and critical challenges to conventional thinking.

Through our workshops, Fellowships and research programme, we have pioneered new ways of bringing academia and public policy together.

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How should we tackle climate change in the coming decades?

Science, politics, knowledge management, innovation and markets all play a role in climate change action, but what is the role of the University of Cambridge as an ‘anchor ...

CSaP Annual Conference

Showcasing our work and the themes we have covered throughout the year.

Our annual event welcomes more than 200 people from across a range of government, academic and business organisations to discuss our most recent work on research and policy ...

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The causes and consequences of climate change and prospects for our future

In recent years we have seen weather records being broken more and more often with severe heatwaves, floods and other extreme weather around the world.

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How can observations from space help tackle climate change?

Our 2017 climate seminar series continued with a talk by Professor Stephen Briggs, a Senior Adviser in the European Space Agency, who discussed the role that space agencies ...


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CSaP Annual Reception 2016: building bridges between science and policy

Clare Moriarty, a CSaP Policy Leaders Fellow, described experiences throughout her career which had reinforced the value of strong communication between policy and research, before going on to ...

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Our programmes, workshops, and professional development activities provide opportunities for policy professionals and researchers to discuss and debate high-priority public policy issues.

"Handling risk is a vital task for any government. By building timely and relevant connections between government and academia, the Centre for Science and Policy is making a significant contribution to improving the use of evidence in public policy."

Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser