SCRR / RSE Peter Wilson Lecture 2013

Professor Ian Boyd FSB, FRSE, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

‘The Evidential Basis for Food and Environmental Policy’

Thursday February 21, 2013

UPDATE: please see below for event report.

The annual Peter Wilson Lecture will be given by Professor Ian Boyd FSB, FRSE, Chief Scientific Adviser on the Evidence Team at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Societal demands on the environment are increasing. Food, water and environmental policies encompass the basic commodities for life and are important for Government. Sustained innovation at rates matching rising demand without degrading natural capital is challenging. Evidence-based policies should have a pivotal role in the policy cycle.

There are many successes, important failures and lessons for the future. Scientific discovery is inherently uncertain. It is important that models and processes account for uncertainties, support progress and reduce over-precaution.

Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, EH2 2PQ

Further information

Please see the event page on the RSE website.

www.rse.org.uk/event/scrr-peter-wilson-lecture-the-evidential-basis-for-food-environmental-policy/

Event report

The presentation slides, an event report and an audio recording are now available via the RSE website.

Prof Ian Boyd’s presentation slides (PDF, 3.7 MB)

www.rse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/IanBoydpresentationslides.pdf

Event report by Jennifer Trueland (PDF, 17 KB):

www.rse.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/RSE-SCRR-lecture-2013.pdf

Audio recording: