Wales Policy Group

Ecologists and policymakers working together to better embed ecological knowledge into the Welsh policymaking process.

Snowdonia National Park Alejandro Roman Gonzalez

The Wales Policy Group launched in 2015, with the aim of bringing scientists and policymakers together to discuss environmental policy in Wales.

In 2017, the WPG will run its first event that will facilitate a discussion on how best to promote the use of ecological knowledge in policymaking in Wales, and how best to create links between policymakers and researchers in order to provide robust ecological evidence for policy and decision making in Wales.

The Wales Policy Group has future plans to run training workshops, write consultation responses, and take forward other ideas collected during the first event and from group members.

The group is co-chaired by Dr Emma McKinley, a Research Fellow at the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in Cardiff University and Dr Angela Watkins, currently Evidence Lead for Nature Policy at Welsh Government’. Emma and Angela are supported by Camilla Morrison-Bell, Policy Manager at the BES. If you are interested in getting involved with the Wales Policy Group get in touch with Camilla.

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