Chapter 6: Countries in special situations
The objective of this chapter is to use countries in special situations to illustrate how science has influenced (or could influence) policy. By taking stock of the existing points of contact between science and policy in the context of these countries, the chapter will highlight good practices and give concrete examples of the gaps that need to be addressed. It will be an input to the discussions during the HLPF. The chapter will focus on the group of countries in special situations, namely Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs).

Key questions to be addressed:

  • What exists and where are the gaps in the areas such as scientific assessments, new and emerging issues and national reviews for each group of countries?
  • What evidence is there for effective science-policy interface?
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