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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Apr 27;13(5). pii: E451. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13050451.

The Role of Science in Advising the Decision Making Process: A Pathway for Building Effective Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Mexico at the Local Level.

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1
Instituto de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 32330, México. rbarraza82@me.com.
2
Instituto de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 32330, México. gvelazq@uacj.mx.
3
Instituto de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 32330, México. edflores@uacj.mx.
4
Instituto de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 32330, México. jromero@uacj.mx.
5
Centro de Investigación en Mecatrónica Automotriz (CIMA), Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Toluca, Toluca, Estado de México 50110, México. jhuertas@itesm.mx.

Abstract

This study examines a pathway for building urban climate change mitigation policies by presenting a multi-dimensional and transdisciplinary approach in which technical, economic, environmental, social, and political dimensions interact. Now, more than ever, the gap between science and policymaking needs to be bridged; this will enable judicious choices to be made in regarding energy and climate change mitigation strategies, leading to positive social impacts, in particular for the populations at-risk at the local level. Through a case study in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, we propose a multidimensional and transdisciplinary approach with the role of scientist as policy advisers to improve the role of science in decision-making on mitigation policies at the local level in Mexico.

KEYWORDS:

climate change mitigation; climate change mitigation policies; science into policy; urban climate change

PMID:
27128933
PMCID:
PMC4881076
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph13050451
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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