Stockholm reflections

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The Collaboration for Environmental Evidence (CEE) recently held our first international conference in Stockholm. Stockholm put on a magnificent week of weather that was matched by an inspiring 3 days of presentation, conversation and networking. With over 110 delegates from 19 countries and a well organised social calendar it was an inspiring event. While there were noticeably few participants from the Asia Pacific region, the relevance of the presentations was still high for the application of evidence based decision making in Australia. It was very refreshing to hear senior government officials from leading European environmental agencies stress the importance of evidence based decision making in a) demonstrating responsible government spending and b) in managing decision making risk. These two outcomes are basic to good public service management anywhere in the world. (more…)