News for Global resources and sustainability
This year’s Annual AAAS meeting in Boston saw much joint activity between AAAS and the EU. The highlight was a packed session organized by the EU Joint Research Centre on how science advisers deal with uncertainty in policy advice, in which the Commission’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Anne Glover, spoke alongside the Presidential Science Adviser, Dr. John Holdren, and CSaP’s Miles Parker. It attracted an audience of about 300 and active questioning.
Tristram Riley-Smith, who spent 2012 as CSaP Visiting Fellow, starts work at 10 Trumpington Street in a new capacity – as the External Champion to the Research Councils’ Global Uncertainties (GU) Programme. We share him with Cambridge’s Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS), where he has been appointed to a new, senior, post to support this Champion’s role.
Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change, Professor David MacKay, has been appointed Regius Professor of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. Such Professorships are Royal academic titles, created by the monarch. The Engineering role, announced in 2011 was created to celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh’s 34 years as Chancellor of the University.
Report of the two day Biodiversity Knowledge Politics workshop jointly hosted by CSaP and CRASSH
The Centre has announced the first group of Policy Fellows for the Easter Term 2012, together with the dates of their initial visits to Cambridge in April, May and June.