2000-2010: Past Conference Reports, Videos, and Lectures
NCSE's National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment is built on the idea that stakeholder-informed science is a powerful tool for building consensus necessary to solve complex environmental problems. Each year, NCSE convenes a topical conference that brings together hundreds of scientific, educational, business, civil society, and government leaders. NCSE produces and disseminates a detailed report of the recommendations developed collaboratively by conference participants. NCSE provides briefings to Congress and other institutions and individuals capable of implementing the proposals.
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Marking a decade of NCSE's conferences connecting science, policy, and the environment, The New Green Economy challenged speakers and attendees alike with vastly diverse perspectives on what this widely discussed green economy really looks like, from the ground roots to the pie in the sky.
John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture at
The New Green Economy Conference
A New American Environmentalism
and the New Economy Report by James "Gus" Speth
This report presents the collective recommendations of more than 5,000 scientists, practitioners, educators, students, and decision makers who have participated from 2000-2008 in the annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment convened by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE). It identifies research needed to improve scientific knowledge, and education needed to improve public understanding, professional capacity and a strong workforce.
The 9th National Conference provided a forum for leading scientists, policy makers, practitioners, educators, and entrepreneurs to develop a 21st century biodiversity conservation agenda in light of rapid climate change, land use change, globalization and political and economic instability. [more]
NCSE Lifetime Achievement Awards at Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World Conference
A Conversation with Conservation Icons:
George Rabb, Peter Raven and Edward Wilson moderated by Rita Colwell
The 8th National Conference was an opportunity for dialogue with leading scientists, policy makers, industry leaders, educators, and other solutions-oriented innovators to develop comprehensive strategies for protecting people and the planet against the threat of climate change. [more]
The 7th National Conference addressed the many essential roles the environment plays on our well-being today, and how the health of people and the health of the planet are intrinsically, intricately, and intimately interconnected. Despite this, the fields of health science and practice and environmental science and practice have grown increasingly apart over the past half-century. The report presents a series of prescriptions for the difficult but necessary task of integration of environmental and health perspectives. [more]
The 6th National Conferenceidentified opportunities for science and technology to improve the decisions that define our energy future. Participants will explored the central issues relating to energy and society at the intersection of science, policy and the environment. [more]
The recommendations in this report address water, children's health, business, sustainable energy, remote sensing, rural communities, urban design, and more. They emphasize integrating community participation with science and technology.
Renowned ecologist and sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson speaks about human influences on biodiversity and the challenges of raising standards of living for humans around the world while keeping intact as much of the natural world as possible.