Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment
The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) was established by the 10th meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Council for Science in 1969. SCOPE's members include 38 national science academies and research councils, and 22 international scientific unions.
SCOPE exists primarily to develop scientific reviews of key environmental issues around the themes of Managing Societal and Natural Resources, Ecosystem Processes and Biodiversity, Health and Environment. Recent[when?] reports include biofuels, environmental nitrogen, and biodiversity.
The secretariat is located in Paris.
SCOPE-Zhongyu Environmental Awards
The SCOPE-Zhongyu Environmental Awards were introduced in 2010, They include three categories of Young Scientist awards - environmental sciences; environmental technologies; and environmental management - that are awarded annually. Every second year the Lifetime Achievements Award is given to two scientists with major contribution to the environmental sciences.
SCOPE-Zhongyu Environmental Forum
The SCOPE-Zhongyu Environmental Forum is an annual event first organised in Yixing in 2011. The Forum addresses current environmental issues, trying to bring scientists from different fields together with policy makers.
SCOPE has through the years developed a close collaboration with UN organizations, in particular UNESCO and UNEP. SCOPE is a major contributor to UNEP's yearbooks and together with UNESCO and UNEP, SCOPE is publishing a policy brief series. Both series are intended for decision makers.
- 2009-2014 Lu Yonglong (China)
- 2005-2009 Osvaldo E. Sala (USA)
- 1998-2005 J.M. Melillo (USA)
- 1995-1998 Ph. Bourdeau (Belgium)
- 1992-1995 J.W.B. Stewart (Canada)
- 1988-1992 F. di Castri (†) (France)
- 1985-1988 J.W.M. la Rivière (Netherlands)
- 1982-1985 R.O. Slatyer (Australia)
- 1976-1982 G.F. White (†) (USA)
- 1973-1976 V.A. Kovda (†) (USSR)
- 1969-1973 J.E. Smith (†), FRS (UK)
- "SCOPE". Retrieved 2014-03-16.
- "SCOPE Members". SCOPE. 2005. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
- http://www.journals.elsevier.com/environmental-development/ Environmental Development
- http://www.unep.org/yearbook/ UNEP Yearbooks
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