About NCSE

The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been established since 1990. NCSE is dedicated to improving the scientific basis of environmental decisionmaking.

NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration among the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge to make and shape environmental decisions, including research, education, environmental, and business organizations as well as governmental bodies at all levels.

While an advocate for science and its use, NCSE does not take positions on environmental issues. In this sense, it is different from traditional environmental groups. As an organization that is strongly rooted in the real world decisionmaking, it is also different from traditional scientific organizations. NCSE is motivated above all by a commitment to use science to achieve solutions to the critical environmental challenges facing society.

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