Decision making in the management of natural resources and environments suffers from insufficient traceability and accountability in the processes governing both science and policy, and from a lack of public engagement in those processes. Decision making, and science and policy governance, also suffers from a lack of recognition of how human beliefs, values, biases, and heuristics (i.e. mental shortcuts) shape the construction of both science and policy. There is also a lack of shared understanding of the laws, rules, ethical norms, and traditions that constrain decision-making. A governance framework is proposed that seeks to improve the management of natural resources and environments.
Speaker: Dr. Pierrie Glyn