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Topics and policy

We provide independent, timely and authoritative scientific advice to UK, European and international decision makers


Our projects review the scientific evidence on major policy issues.

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Reports and publications

Read or download all our reports, publications and consultation responses.

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Living Landscapes

Our current programme to inform a long-term vision for how the UK manages its land.

Reversing biodiversity loss

To strengthen the scientific evidence base on biodiversity and make this available to policy-makers, we have commissioned a series of essays from global experts.

Climate change: science and solutions

Briefings on 12 science and technology areas key for accelerating progress towards ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions and increased resilience to climate change.

Our policy work

Agriculture and food
Data and AI
Diversity in science
Economy and development
Education and skills
Energy, environment and climate
Ethics and conduct
Funding, governance and careers
Health and wellbeing
Industry and innovation
New and emerging technology
Security and risk

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