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Science in times of crisis: Communications and engagement influencing decision-making

With the COVID-19 crisis, policy-makers and the public are turning to scientists more than ever, hoping they provide answers and guide decisions. What we as environmental scientists and science communicators can learn from the current situation? How can we better impact the policy-makers so that the responsible decisions are taken?

This session seeks a breadth of contributions discussing how the community of environmental scientists could better bridge the gap between science and decision-making. We would, for example, like to discuss:
- What kind of communications and engagement strategies work and succesfully affect policy-makers?
- How are science communication and policy engagement practices shifting due to the current COVID-19 crisis and what can environmental science learn from it?
- We invite both practical cases and theoretical approaches
- We are interested in success cases, but we also encourage scientists, organizations, and media representatives to let us learn from less successful experiences and their analyses.

Convener: Katri Ahlgren | Co-convener: Magdalena BrusECSECS