Åsa Knaggård

teaches international relations and Swedish policy making at the Department of Political Science, Lund University.


Inexact science

Climate policy between experts and politicians

Climate policy is heavily dependent on expert scientific opinion, with the IPCC the leading authority. Yet uncertainty surrounds the science of climate change, and in particular the 2° target. Does politics’ reliance on inexact science disqualify its decisions? And does scientists’ involvement in politics prejudice their objectivity? Not necessarily, writes Åsa Knaggård.

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