9th National Conference: Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World
December 8, 2008
9th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT  would like to thank everyone for their participation in the 9th National Conference on  Science, Policy, and the Environment, which developed and advanced science-based solutions to the biodiversity crisis.

Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World was an opportunity for dialogue with leading scientists, policy makers, government, civil society, industry leaders, educators, and other solutions-oriented innovators to develop a new biodiversity conservation strategy.

The three-day conference was held December 8-10, 2008, centered at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

For full conference program, please click here: 9th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Biodiversity in a Rapidly Changing World.  The program includes speaker biographies and descriptions of each session.

Breakout Recommendations - Our breakout recommendations were formulated on December 8, 2008 by conference participants.

Memorandum to the Energy and Environment Transition Team of President-Elect Barack Obama Energy and Environment: Science and Policy

Youth Video Contest - NCSE is pleased to share that select winners of our Youth Video Contest will be featured on   March 18, 2009 7:00 pm, American University in the 
2009 Environmental Film Festival In the Nation's Capital 

Environmental Research and Education Needs: An Agenda for a New Administration - This report presents the collective recommendations of more than 5000 scientists, engineers, students, and decisionmakers who have participated from 2000-2008 in the annual National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment convened by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).  It identifies research needed to improve scientific knowledge, and education needed to improve public understanding, professional capacity and a strong workforce.