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Policy Overview

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European Geosciences Union


The European Geosciences Union (EGU) is the leading organisation for Earth, planetary and space science research in Europe. Our 18,000 members span many key scientific areas that can enhance the policy-making process. These topics include, but are not limited to, natural hazards, energy resources, climate change, soil science, and raw-material sourcing.

The EGU engages with science for policy activities on a European scale. ‘Policy’ is defined as a plan of action developed to assist in achieving a desired outcome. Unions, governments, organisations and companies all create policies to help them achieve certain goals. ‘Science for policy’ involves applying scientific knowledge to the decision-making process to strengthen the resulting policies. This website section provides a summary of the EGU policy resources available. It aims to encourage stronger science-policy partnerships, inform geoscientists about relevant policy opportunities and highlight policy-relevant research to both the public and policymakers.

Information for scientists

The EGU has a range of resources to inform scientists about the world of science for policy.

Information for policy workers

The EGU is currently developing its activities to engage with and aid policy workers. We have an extensive network of scientific expertise from the Earth, space and planetary sciences.


If you require more information on any EGU science-policy issues please contact:

Chloe Hill
Policy Officer
Phone +49-89-2050-76342