National Council for Science and the Environment
The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a U.S. based non-profit organization which has a mission to improve the scientific basis for environmental decision-making. While an advocate for science and its use, NCSE does not take positions on environmental policies.
NCSE specializes in programs that bring together diverse individuals, institutions and communities to collaborate; particularly the many communities creating and using environmental knowledge, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations, as well as governmental bodies at all levels.
NCSE operates programs in five areas:
- Science solutions - programs that engage different communities to deploy science for decision-making on specific topics. This includes the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry and the Wildlife Habitat Policy Research Program.
- Strengthening education - which includes a University Affiliate Program (~ 160 member schools) with a Council of Environmental Deans and Directors and , a high school mentoring program
- National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment
- The Encyclopedia of Earth. NCSE acts as the Secretariat for the Environmental Information Coalition which is building the Encyclopedia of Earth.
- Science policy - which aims to build understanding of, and support for, environmental science and its application, and for the programs that make it possible. NCSE played an instrumental role in stimulating an National Science Foundation initiative to triple its annual budget for environmental research, education, and scientific assessment.
See also 
- Global warming
- Earth Science
- Natural environment
- National Council for Science and the Environment Homepage
- National Council for Science and the Environment Releases “The Climate Solutions Consensus”
- AIBS and National Council for Science and the Environment
- Recommendations for Education for a Sustainable and Secure Future
- Dr. Arden Bement addressing the National Council for Science and the Environment's 5th National Conference.
- Wilson receives NCSE’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Harvard Gazette
- John Holdren, Meeting the Climate-Change Challenge. The John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture, National Council for Science and the Environment, Washington, D.C., January 17, 2008.