SGC is thrilled to release “Science to Action: Engagement in Research,” a summary report on insights, findings, and principles gleaned from our Climate Change Research Symposium on November 5, 2019. The event, produced by our Climate Change Research Program, focused on actionable science, specifically research informed by meaningful community engagement, and included discussions among participants along with an afternoon workshop. The Symposium highlighted SGC’s vision for climate change research and what it can achieve in California. This summary report includes an overview of the day and learnings gathered from participants.
The report outlines five “Principles for Meaningful Engagement in Research” to consider when seeking to advance community-driven and engaged research. They are: Always Begin With Community Priorities; Aim for Action; Respect Community Knowledge and Capabilities; Design for Equity; and Embrace Natural Solutions. Learn more about these principles on page 18 of the report.
“Engaged research lifts community voices and equity in the research process, which is essential for addressing climate change,” said SGC Executive Director Louise Bedsworth. “We hope researchers will use the insights in this report to involve communities in all stages - scoping, design, data gathering, analysis, application - of any research that aims to inform action."