"A policy is a deliberate plan of action to guide decisions and achieve rational outcome(s)." (Wikipedia)
Policy making is: 'the process by which governments translate their political vision into programmes and actions to deliver 'outcomes' - desired changes in the real world. (Modernising Government White Paper, 1999). (Civil Service Policy Hub)
The Ecology & Policy Blog is run by the Science Policy Team at the British Ecological Society. The blog provides comment and information on developments at the interface between ecology and public policy. If there is a policy or scientific development that you think should be highlighted on the blog, please e-mail us.
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