Deliverable 7.6: Report on Final Conferences

08 October 2020
Post-Normal Science
Uncomfortable knowledge
Giampietro et al.

Cite as: Giampietro M., Bukkens S.G.F., Guimarães Pereira Â., Rosa P., Funtowicz S.O., Strand R., Völker T., Blackstock K.L. & Waylen K.A. (2020), ‘Report on Final Conferences’, MAGIC (H2020–GA 689669) Project Deliverable 7.6, 8 October 2020.

Abstract: To reflect on the relevance of the MAGIC project outcomes, two final events were organized, a scientific and a policy event, each directed at different audiences. The scientific event took place on 22 September 2020 and consisted of a special session (online), entitled “Post-normal Science in Practice - Lessons Learned from the MAGIC project”, at the 5th International Post-Normal Science Symposium (PNS5). The session highlighted MAGIC’s novel approach to the use of scientific information in the process of governance and featured five speakers, four from MAGIC and one invited speaker from the European Environment Agency, followed by a discussion with the audience. The event counted with 63 participants. The video recordings of the presentations have been made available online. The policy event took place on 30 September 2020 in the form of a self-standing webinar. Under the title ‘Uncomfortable Knowledge in WEF Nexus Governance: Results from the H2020 MAGIC project’, the event fostered a debate on the challenges of using uncomfortable knowledge in nexus governance. The event counted with 120 participants, of which at least 35 policy actors. The recording of the event has been made available on the project website. Although both events had a high turnout and retention rate, the modality (virtual) and relatively short duration posed limitations to the discussion with the audience. 




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