SUPPORTING POLICY DEVELOPMENT
We contribute to national and international policies by submitting written and oral evidence to government consultations, parliamentary open debates and governmental enquiries, through invited participation in scientific strategy and governmental review panels, provision of robust, peer-reviewed data and text for policy and strategy documents and through the participation of our scientists in government or research council missions and policy workshops.
Examples of how we have helped shape policy include our contributions to enquiries led by the Lords Select Committee and Committee on Climate Change, our involvement in the development of the EU bioenergy strategy, through membership of the former DECC advisory panel of the FP7 Energy Committee, and of UK Bioenergy Strategy through discussion and written contributions to Defra, DECC and DTF. Our scientists have also participated I many parliamentary debates on wide topics and submitted written evidence for the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Soil Health report 2016 -2017. We have also contributed to influential reports of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics and have engaged in discussion with MPs over the impacts of Brexit on UK science and agriculture.