Conclusion to the course

This concludes our course on Global Systems Science and Policy. On it you have seen:

  • policy makers defined as including politicians, citizens and other stakeholders

  • examples of global systems

  • how policy depends on prediction, but social systems can be unpredictable

  • how complex systems science can inform policy of possible outcomes

  • how scientists can work with policy makers

  • Global Systems Science is still a research area, and cannot inform all policy questions.

As always we are interested in what you think. Now you have finished the course we will be very pleased if you give your comments below.

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To learn more about the basic science used in Global Systems Science you can study a new course to be given by the UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus:

which starts on 6th March 2017, and again on 5th June 2017.

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