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YAS scientists visit politicians in Westminster

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YAS members Silvia Paracchini and Paul Hoskisson are spending a week in Westminster, shadowing parliamentarians and civil servants at the House of Commons. The week (04 – 07 December) is part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society – the UK’s national academy of science, with support from the Government Science & Engineering (GSE) profession. During their visit Silvia is shadowing Stephen Gethins MP and Paul is shadowing Javier Igartua, an economic advisor to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs. As well as attending seminars and panel discussions about how evidence is used in policy making, Silvia and Paul will also attend a mock Select Committee.

The visit provides scientists with a behind the scenes insight into how policy is formed and how research can be used to make evidence based decisions. It also gives parliamentarians and civil servants the opportunity to investigate the science behind their decisions and improve their access to scientific evidence.

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Call for Papers: 2017 Green Finance Conference

Call for Papers: 2017 Green Finance Conference

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*this event is being co-organised by the Young Academy of Scotland, and YAS member Professor Wenxuan Hou (University of Edinburgh Business School) is a member of the organising committee.

The Shanghai Institute of International Finance Center (SIIFC) at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, the Review of Finance and the University of Edinburgh Business School are organizing the Shanghai Green Finance Conference in 2017. The objective is to present top quality theoretical and empirical academic research on green finance. There is no registration fee for speakers. The conference also includes a forum which brings together key policy makers and top professionals.

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05 December 2017
YAS members Silvia Paracchini and Paul Hoskisson are spending a week in Westminster, shadowing parli...