Science-policy interface arrangements in contemporary environmental governance

The question of what roles knowledge has in environmental governance, and whether these are the right ones, remains high on the agenda. This project considers different arrangements in which these roles materialize, using the setting of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency as the starting point. The project investigates how different science-policy arrangements navigate the main choices and dilemma’s they face, how the legitimacy and accountability of the knowledge being produced is constructed in these arrangements, and what options are available to improve these. The project consists of several case studies, including on the role of global environmental assessments in contemporary environmental governance, and the role of environmental knowledge in Dutch international development cooperation policy.