UCL Policy Commissions bring together researchers from across a number of disciplines to consider pressing public policy challenges and explore options for their solution.
Through discussion, research, analysis and stakeholder engagement, the Commissions work to deliver a synthesis of a particular policy problem and to make policy recommendations to address it. UCL policy commissions include:
The purpose of the new UCL Commission on Mission-Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy is to solve grand challenges in innovation and industrial strategy with a mission-oriented framework. The Commision for Mission Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy (MOIIS) is co-chaired by Prof Mariana Mazzucato and Lord David Willetts.
The UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science, chaired by Prof Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences), comprised a cross-disciplinary project group of researchers from psychology, neuroscience, science and technology studies, earth sciences and energy research. The Commission examined the challenges faced in communicating climate science effectively to policymakers and the public, and the role of climate scientists in communication.
- The UCL Green Economy Policy Commission, led by Prof Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources), brought together a diverse group of academics with expertise in economics, the built environment, engineering, political science, innovation and resource efficiency to consider how the UK might implement policies that will support a ‘green economy’ – that is, an economy which is low-carbon, resource-efficient, and supports a healthy, diverse environment and a high quality of life.
- This cross-disciplinary project explored the space for public participation during the consenting process for wind energy and CCS projects.