A call for increased collaboration between environmental health scientists and lawyers

Social, economic, scientific, engineering, and medical evidence is used to support development of policy
and delivery of services to the public. The translation of evidence to policy and practice can be especially
problematic in the environmental health domain, particularly in countries with lax regulations, where
business practices leading to illegal pollution are the norm, and where citizens often lack informational,
organisational, legal, and political resources to mobilise support for action. In such instances, regulatory
interventions through the justice courts have often proven to be successful…Although the legal profession uses research evidence to affect policy change and action across the world in pollution abatement, it has been left out as a key stakeholder of research uptake.

Read more about the article in The Lancet Planetary Health.

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