Science Serves: 30 Years Strong and Leading Forward

Spanning Boundaries for Global Impact, with photo of sun rising over planet Earth in background

December 17, 2020


Dear Colleagues:

Since its inception in 1990, the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) has advanced the use of evidence and knowledge to inform decision-making by government at all levels and across all sectors, with a specific focus on complex environmental challenges facing society. After 30 years of scholarship and work harnessing the intellectual assets of the NCSE scientific community, we are pleased to announce a significant evolution in the organizational history. In January 2021, NCSE will shift its name to the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE).

The most urgent challenges of today are not limited by geographic borders. The mission remains the same: improving the scientific basis of environmental decision-making. Expanding internationally increases the potential for impact by orders of magnitude. GCSE will accelerate its work through international engagement, collaborations, and partnerships focused on spanning boundaries between science and decision-making to strengthen the impact of durable solutions to environmental challenges. 

The NCSE Board of Directors and team are excited for this new chapter. Please consider becoming more engaged with GCSE in 2021 to span boundaries for global impact with science in service to the environment and humanity.

Best regards,

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Michelle Wyman
NCSE Executive Director