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Evidence Statements - SD1712

Evidence Statements are succinct summaries of evidence from published literature in a defined policy setting that are written for senior policy officials and a general non-expert audience to support decision making. No attempt has been made to make recommendations, but only to summarise the evidence.

Evidence Statements are developed using systematic approaches to improve the reliability and confidence in the findings, and improve the ease with which they are updated in light of new evidence. Evidence Statements are therefore designed to be “living” documents that are updated regularly based on consultation with the expert community and when new evidence appears.

Evidence Statements are primarily undertaken by PhD students over a 3-month period. They are hosted and supervised by Defra’s Chief Scientific Adviser’s Office and a policy or evidence team, with support by Dr Alice Milner (Royal Holloway, University of London).
Evidence Statements are designed to support evidence and policy across Defra’s remit.
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : ES11 Destruction of POPs FINAL   (1220k)
• TRP - Technical Report : ES-01 Impact of nitrogen on terrestrial ecosystems   (1415k)
• TRP - Technical Report : ES-07 - The well-being and human health benefits of exposure to the marine and coastal environment   (769k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2017

To: 2020

Contractor / Funded Organisations
The Royal Holloway Uni Of London
Air Quality