The Connection: October 2019 News From NCSE

Jay Owen Greentech, Earth Systems Science

October 2019

The Connection is a monthly publication from the National Council for Science and the Environment to share news and updates focused on the intersection of science, policy, and environmental decision-making.Harnessing Specialized Knowledge to Respond to a Rapidly Changing Arctic

In this month’s essay, Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) Executive Director Brendan Kelly shares a powerful story that demonstrates the importance of connecting multiple perspectives, disciplines, and sources of knowledge together. Read more.

Explore the NCSE 2020 Annual Conference Agenda: Science in Environmental Decision-Making

The NCSE 2020 agenda is now available online and includes keynote and plenary sessions, concurrent sessions and workshops, poster presentations, flash talk presentations, and valuable networking time. Attendees will hear from notable leaders and experts, connect with colleagues from across all sectors, and engage in meaningful discussions. Advance registration discounted rates are available until December 4, 2019.

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Free November Webinar: How Do Policymakers Access and Use Evidence to Address Complex Problems?

Effective boundary-spanning between science and policy requires both “policy pull” and “science push.” We see scientists trying to make their science relevant for policy (the “science push”). But what do policymakers really need? And how can they access this information? Join NCSE, the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, and the Security and Sustainability Forum on November 13, 2019, to explore the idea of the “policy pull” and what it means for innovative governance structures at the science-policy interface.

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