What our policy teams do
We provide expert information and gather evidence in order to keep policy makers and the public informed and up to date on current scientific, education and global issues.
We engage in policy decisions that impact on the quality of chemistry practised in a variety of contexts and careers, and that affect the quality of chemistry education at all levels.
This work includes the following goals:
- research, equipment and education are all well-resourced
- regulation and legislation balance the sometimes competing priorities of health and safety, the environment, and innovation in an achievable way
- there is a workforce of excellent teachers who are supported to deliver a high-quality chemistry education to everyone at all levels.
Our Global Challenges policy programme provides detail on how we ensure scientific evidence contributes to policy debates in the areas of climate change, energy and food security, human health and disease, and access to safe water.