Published March 25, 2021 | Version v1
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Independent expert advisory bodies facilitate ambitious climate policy responses

  • 1. School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia (UEA) and Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) and Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research


This ScienceBrief Review examines emerging evidence of the impact that independent expert advisory bodies have had on the design and delivery of ambitious climate policy responses. Many countries have established independent expert advisory bodies as part of their national policy strategies to tackle climate change. Such bodies provide evidence to inform government policy in pursuit of long-term climate objectives. They monitor progress and help focus climate change debates on key issues. These bodies are emerging as strong assets that can help governments raise ambition and deliver climate objectives in practice. They can increase public support for climate action and, by enabling long-term strategic vision, encourage private investments. More evidence is needed to assess the extent to which they are effective in supporting the delivery of climate objectives.



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