Dr Patrick Vallance, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, challenges policy-makers not to forget the contribution that scientists and scientific evidence can make to solving policy problems.
In the CSQ Interview, Andrea Siodmok describes the work of the Cabinet-Office-based Policy Lab, and its ambition to give cutting-edge support to the 17,000 policy-makers in government.
It isn’t easy to predict what we’re going to be doing in the future. In this article, Richard Sandford from the Government Office for Science sets out the core principles of Horizon Scanning and the techniques civil servants can use to make the future a less uncertain place.
Disaster risks will change over the coming decades. Some level of risk must be accepted, but we can do much more to manage that risk and to build resilience. Natural hazards have always been with us. A devastating earthquake in …