CEBC used as the model for the establishment of a new centre for Evidence-Based Environmental Management (EviEM) in Sweden.
The Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (CEBC) has been used as the model for the establishment of a new centre for Evidence-Based Environmental Management (EviEM) in Sweden. CEBC Director, Prof. Andrew Pullin comments on this exciting development in the EviEM Annual Report.
EviEM aims to support evidence-based environmental management in Sweden by providing decision-makers with syntheses of the most reliable research findings on different environmental issues. In medicine, similar reviews have been produced for over 25 years. In 2007, a corresponding network was set up in the environmental field, the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE). Behind CEE is EviEM’s principal model, the Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (CEBC) at Bangor University.
Environmental management is often based on views or traditions, and rarely on the most reliable research findings, says Andrew Pullin. Stakeholder groups may simply dig out the research that best supports their cause. ‘You end up with policy-based evidence, rather than evidence-based policy.’
Publication date: 11 March 2013