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Comments on PISA – reinforces the need to progress on severa

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 12:34 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

With the release yesterday of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores by the OECD in Paris, Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, has expressed his concern, but also his belief that New Zealand ... More >>

Govt response to Science & Society Challenge is encouraging

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 1:40 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

In response to today’s joint announcement by Ministers Joyce and Parata, the Chair of the National Science Challenges Peak Panel, Sir Peter Gluckman acknowledged the strong commitment of the Government to address the challenge put forward by the Panel ... More >>

The role of evidence in policy formation and implementation

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 10:06 am | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

Sir Peter Gluckman says New Zealand could be making much better use of science and evidence in informing policy development and implementation and he has suggested some actions that could help to achieve this. More >>

Chief Science Advisor - Annual Report

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 3:32 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

It highlights activities in the following areas: • Public understanding of and engagement with science • The National Science Challenges • Projects undertaken by the Office during the year • Promoting the use of evidence in policy formation ... More >>

New Zealand’s changing climate and oceans

Thursday, 1 August 2013, 10:07 am | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

A new report released today by this office is intended to update the public on current scientific understandings of climate change and ocean acidification. In particular, it focuses on how these changes are likely to affect New Zealand’s climate and ... More >>

Interpreting science – understanding, advocacy and policy

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 10:03 am | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

Society uses science in many ways for its benefit – and sometimes individuals and groups within society can misuse science either accidentally or intentionally. However, the proper use of science and technology is essential to our economic, social, ... More >>

Gluckman: Setting priorities for science

Thursday, 30 August 2012, 12:48 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

Science has a broad range of meanings, although at heart it is a set of systematic processes for gaining knowledge of likely reliability about the world and beyond it. And so when one comes to a discussion of priority setting for science, one can ... More >>

Report on Transit of Venus Forum

Thursday, 23 August 2012, 9:57 am | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

On 7 and 8 June 2012, over 250 New Zealanders including leaders from government agencies, local bodies, science organisations, academia, business, iwi and NGOs, as well as successful locally and internationally based Kiwi entrepreneurs and many young people, ... More >>

Science-based approaches for good environmental outcomes

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:27 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister, is urging New Zealanders to adopt science-based approaches in national conversations about resource conservation and environmental protection. More >>

Science and policy for good environmental outcomes

Wednesday, 22 August 2012, 12:14 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

New Zealand faces many challenges, but perhaps the biggest is how does one balance resource conservation and environmental protection versus resource use and economic growth. This issue exists whether we look onshore or offshore and consider our very ... More >>

Mental health package an exemplar on use of expert advice

Wednesday, 4 April 2012, 4:37 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

The announcement today of a very significant package of initiatives aimed to improve the quality, and the effectiveness of the delivery, of mental health services to young people throughout New Zealand is both important in its own right and also a ... More >>

Sir Peter Gluckman on the death of Sir Paul Callaghan

Saturday, 24 March 2012, 3:28 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

New Zealand has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Sir Paul Callaghan. Paul has been our most distinguished public scientist and in the world of molecular physics has been a giant. He received much international recognition for his research, ... More >>

NZ Science – Well Regarded But Could Do Better

Friday, 23 March 2012, 3:19 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

Office Of The Prime Minister’s Science Advisory Committee Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, KNZM FRSNZ FMedSci FRS Chief Science Advisor 23 March 2012 NZ Science – Well Regarded But Could Do Better More >>

Peter Gluckman: o\Opening of new premises for Nextspace

Thursday, 22 March 2012, 2:26 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

I am delighted to be here to celebrate the opening of these new premises, and I congratulate Gavin Lennox and his team for their commitment to Wynyard Quarter. Nextspace is an exciting, small but growing company showing what clever New Zealanders can do to ... More >>

Science and innovation central to New Zealand’s future

Thursday, 15 March 2012, 3:35 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

The heightened centrality of science and innovation to New Zealand’s economic growth strategy is demonstrated in the reorganisation of government departments announced today. More >>

Gluckman: War Memorial Museum research & scholarship medals

Tuesday, 28 February 2012, 12:36 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

First let me start by congratulating the Museum on the award of the 2011 Museum Medals to some most deserving individuals. I only regret that Judith is not here with us – what a tremendous loss. We have too few true intellectuals in New Zealand and ... More >>

Too much complexity: climate, ecosystem for policy, science

Monday, 27 February 2012, 12:31 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

Speech to an invited audience at the Ottawa Museum of Natural History, Canada - Too much complexity: climate change and other ecosystem challenges for the policy maker and scientist More >>

Gluckman: Rotary National Science & Technology Forum

Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 1:53 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

You are here because of your interest in being the scientists of the next generation. But what I want to talk to you about tonight is what science is in the twenty-first century. More >>

Gluckman: Innovation through science

Tuesday, 6 December 2011, 12:52 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

I do not think there is any strategic thinker who does not accept that science and sciencebased innovation is central to a much better and more prosperous New Zealand, be it through growing our industry and exports, improving our services, improving ... More >>

Report to the PM on the Office of Chief Science Advisor

Wednesday, 17 August 2011, 5:06 pm | Prime Ministers Science Advisory Committee

I was appointed to the role for an initial two year period from July 1 2009. To ensure independence, the role was filled by secondment from The University of Auckland. Formally, the position was created as a one-person Ministerial Advisory Committee ... More >>

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