The Cabot Institute provides effective guidance to policy makers on a range of issues related to environmental risk and uncertainty.
Examples of decision-making tools and evidence-based guidance for policy makers
We advised the Government on its emergency response to major volcanic eruptions in 2010 (via SAGE - Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies)
Defra flood risk management policy
We were the sole advisors to the National Audit Office study of the £500M per annum Defra flood risk management policy
We developed LISFLOOD-FP, a flood modelling system which has been used by the European Joint Research Centre, the Environment Agency and Defra
Policy coherence in challenging environments
We have helped to achieve policy coherence in challenging environments such as in risk management and aid culture in Sudan and Afghanistan.
- Living near the next Fukushima: public perception of risk affects property values
- Fear of Fracking: earthquakes linked to shale gas exploration cause house prices to fall
- Energy planning in cities requires holistic assessment of both environmental and health impacts
- One size won’t fit all: Buildings have diverse effects on health and the environment across Europe and China
- Fresh approach needed towards regulation and support of ‘green’ social enterprises in the emerging new economy
- Reducing carbon dioxide emissions from urban road traffic requires both technological and local measures
- Biofuels and sustainable development: can sustainability standards stop ‘land grabbing’?
- Policies that reduce greenhouse gases can improve human wellbeing
You can view all policy briefings on the PolicyBristol website.
Shaping future policy
The Cabot Institute has good working links with policy-makers to ensure we embed and consider policy implications in our research and to help policy-makers to understand the latest research.
Get in touch
Would you like to collaborate with us on any policy issues?
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