Webinar: Sustainable and healthy living environments – How to mobilize citizens’ knowledge?

Webinar: Sustainable and healthy living environments – How to mobilize citizens’ knowledge?

  • Webinar
  • Citizens
  • Knowledge Sharing

Resolving pressing sustainability problems, such as climate change or loss of biodiversity, requires firm evidence-base. The generation of evidence typically prioritizes expert knowledge although the decisions aiming at sustainability often influence the lives of citizens or demand committed action from them. It is widely recognized that professional knowledge alone is not sufficient in tackling the complex societal problems. But how to mobilize people’s own knowledge about their local environments into decision making?

This webinar brings together experiences and observations from methodologies that aim to expand the role of the citizen in data-driven environmental decision making. The three presentations outline the potential and value of co-design and citizen science in public decision making aiming at sustainability, draw from experiences in integrating citizen science in food policy in the UK and discuss methodologies for strengthening citizens’ voice for health equity:  

Re-imagining the science-policy interface: policy relevance and policy impact of citizen science / Dr. Uta Wehn, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education 
Commentator: Development Manager Dr. Sanna-Riikka Saarela, Finnish Environment Institute  

Citizen science in supporting food policy-making / Dr. Christian Reynolds, University of London 
Commentator: Senior Specialist, Anna Salminen, The Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry  

Mobilizing Community-engaged Citizen Science to Promote Healthy and Sustainable Environments: The Our Voice Citizen Science Research Initiative / Prof. Abby King, University of Stanford 
Commentator: Dr. Minna Kaljonen, Finnish Environment Institute 

More info and registration here: https://karkki.ymparisto.fi/en/webinar-on-25-may-sustainable-and-healthy-living-environments/

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