Politicians, media and the public, especially in the EU, are increasingly demanding evidence-based information to inform policy making on complex issues such as bioeconomy, climate change, biodiversity and bioenergy. According to Gluckman and Wilsdon (2016) “Scientific advice to governments has never been in greater demand; nor has it been more contested.” Some well-known examples of the science community providing policy support, or “informing policy”, are the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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