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Think Tanks for Future – A Think Piece


Bausch, Camilla and R. Andreas Kraemer 2021: Think Tanks for Future – A Think Piece. In: McGann, James (Ed.): The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice Around the World. Springer Nature: Heidelberg.

How can think tanks help pave the path to a sustainable future in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rapidly changing policy landscape? Dr. Camilla Bausch and R. Andreas Kraemer address this question in the chapter "Think Tanks for Future" and make recommendations on how think tanks can adapt their work to reflect the pressing concerns of the future.

Camilla Bausch and R. Andreas Kraemer point out the failings to deal with the environmental crisis and resulting global fall-out. They call on the think tank community to review current practices. The voices of the young generations must be heard, as these are the people that will suffer the long-term consequences of our failing to deal with environmental crises today. The authors underline the importance of sound, evidence-based, transdisciplinary approaches to identify viable solutions.

The new publication "The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice Around the World" explores the challenges think tanks face today in an information-rich and highly competitive operating environment. The book also addresses topics such as inclusivity, geopolitics, technology, international development and more. The book is available to order from Springer.

Think tanks in general appear to be uniquely placed to embrace transdisciplinary approaches, i.e. taking on board the knowledge of stakeholders to define relevant research questions and check the validity of proposed solutions.
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The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice Around the World
10 pp.
978-3-030-60378-6 (Hardcover)
978-3-030-60379-3 (eBook)
think tanks, digitalization, public health, security, neo-ecology, planetary boundaries, global heating, biodiversity loss, Atlantic Lifestyle, Earth Overshoot Day, COVID-19, pandemic, environmental policy, UNEP Emissions Gap, Paris Agreement, engagement, reform, policy-making, long-term thinking, transformation, adaptation, global solutions, transdisciplinary, multilateralism, sustainable development, knowledge systems

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