The health crisis sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as debates on climate change and the energy transition have underscored the role of scientific expertise in our societies.

An increasing amount of scientific research is being published on matter, energy, the universe, living things and society, fulfilling science’s primary aim. Furthermore, science is becoming increasingly intertwined with technology and, as a result, plays an important role in the drafting of public policies on healthcare, energy, transport and defence, etc. 

We therefore should assess the role scientific expertise plays in political decision-making and democratic discussion of energy challenges.


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