Using the expertise of our Fellows, members, and the wider research community, we are able to produce information papers on emerging issues where policy will benefit from being informed by research. Expert advice papers are designed to contribute scientific advice to help policy-makers and to inform the public debate.
- National Taxonomic Collections in New Zealand
- Comments on New Zealand’s Climate Change Target discussion document
- Risks from Asbestos Exposure in the Non-occupational Environment
- Comments on the National Statement of Science Investment 2014-2024
- Climate Change Implications for New Zealand
- Climate Change Mitigation Options for New Zealand
- Science Technicians Workforce Panel
In collaboration with the Speaker of the New Zealand Parliament, we organise research presentations for Members of Parliament.
Past forum topics included:
- curbing methane emissions from livestock
- deep sea exploration
- translating science into economic gain.
The Royal Society of New Zealand periodically runs workshops which bring together scientists, policy makers and other interested parties to share their knowledge and expertise.
Examples of topics of past workshops include:
- ecosystem services
- ocean acidification.
The Royal Society of New Zealand has established Panels, Forums and Committees to enable Council and Management to respond to rapidly changing concerns or emerging issues.
We regard evaluation as an important basis for policy, as a means to assess our impact on New Zealand and as a way to determine how our services could be improved.