Foresight project teams work with government departments, experts and academics to identify where new or emerging science can inform policy. There are certain criteria for selecting suitable topics for Foresight projects:
the issue has a strong science and research element, so that science can play a role in helping us understand or solve the issue
the topic is important for policymaking now or in the future
one or more department(s) will champion the project
the topic is relevant to the UK
there is a significant future element to the issue, either because it relates to long term trends or because there is uncertainty as to how an issue will develop
Find out about our current projects and read some of the evidence being used to develop the final reports.