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The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) advances informed environmental policy and decision-making through science. Our work and programs include interdisciplinary research, scientific assessment, information dissemination, training, and curriculum development.  We engage scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government.

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Upcoming Events

Find out more information about our upcoming events below on our Events page.

2019 EnvironMentors Fair and Awards Ceremony
June 3, 2019
Washington, D.C.

2019 Summer Member Meeting
June 24 - 26, 2019
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

2020 Annual Conference
January 6 - 9, 2020
Washington, D.C.


NCSE to Participate in the UN Environment Assembly

From March 11 to 15, 2019, NCSE will actively participate in the 4th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) being held in Nairobi, Kenya. UNEA is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment, bringing together the ministers of the environment from all 193 UN Member States to set priorities for global environmental policies. Through its resolutions and calls to action, the biennially meeting Assembly provides leadership and catalyzes intergovernmental action on the environment.

As an accredited non-profit organization to UN Environment, NCSE is able to extend credentials to ten participants including the NCSE Executive Director Michelle Wyman and nine senior scientists selected from NCSE’s Member Institutions. The NCSE Science Delegation represents expertise in academic fields aligned with the theme of UNEA-4 Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and ProductionFor questions on NCSE's participation in UNEA-4, please contact NCSE International Director Veera Mitzner.


Summer Graduate Research Opportunity: Drawdown Solutions to Reverse Global Warming

Penn State is partnering with Project Drawdown to explore and enhance “the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.” Undergraduate researchers are a key part of the mission to model, analyze feasibility, and develop curriculum on the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. Students will work with faculty mentors, the NCSE Drawdown Education Fellows, and Project Drawdown Research Fellows to advance science-based analysis of carbon impacts, costs and benefits, helping better inform decision-makers from citizens and consumers to business leaders and policymakers. Undergraduate students from all backgrounds and majors from anywhere in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. Running from June 4 to July 31, this 8-week research opportunity includes housing and a summer stipend. 

Applications are due next Wednesday, Feb. 27. Find out more about the program, eligibility, and application instructions