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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13(5), 451; doi:10.3390/ijerph13050451

The Role of Science in Advising the Decision Making Process: A Pathway for Building Effective Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Mexico at the Local Level

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Instituto de Ingeniería y Tecnología, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 32330, México
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Centro de Investigación en Mecatrónica Automotriz (CIMA), Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Toluca, Toluca, Estado de México 50110, México
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Academic Editors: Jason K. Levy and Peiyong Yu
Received: 13 January 2016 / Revised: 8 March 2016 / Accepted: 7 April 2016 / Published: 27 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ecological Economics, Environmental Health Policy and Climate Change)
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This study examines a pathway for building urban climate change mitigation policies by presenting a multi-dimensional and transdisciplinary approach in which technical, economic, environmental, social, and political dimensions interact. Now, more than ever, the gap between science and policymaking needs to be bridged; this will enable judicious choices to be made in regarding energy and climate change mitigation strategies, leading to positive social impacts, in particular for the populations at-risk at the local level. Through a case study in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, we propose a multidimensional and transdisciplinary approach with the role of scientist as policy advisers to improve the role of science in decision-making on mitigation policies at the local level in Mexico. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban climate change; climate change mitigation; science into policy; climate change mitigation policies urban climate change; climate change mitigation; science into policy; climate change mitigation policies
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Barraza, R.; Velazquez-Angulo, G.; Flores-Tavizón, E.; Romero-González, J.; Huertas-Cardozo, J.I. The Role of Science in Advising the Decision Making Process: A Pathway for Building Effective Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Mexico at the Local Level. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2016, 13, 451.

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