The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) is a U.S.-based nonpartisan, non-profit organization which has a mission to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision-making. NCSE was founded in 1990.
NCSE specializes in programs that foster collaboration between the diverse institutions and individuals creating and using environmental knowledge including research, education, environmental, and business organizations. NCSE works collectively with its community and engages scientists, educators, policymakers, business leaders, and officials at all levels of government to strengthen the role and increase the use of science in decision-making.
NCSE Annual Conferences are widely regarded as the hallmark event among science and policy leaders. Each year, the conference convenes national leaders in science, education, government, policy, business, and civil society to advance science and solutions across these sectors on environmental policy and decision-making with the use of science. The NCSE Annual Conference brings together more than 600 individuals from a variety of backgrounds, all committed to working together to ensure science is at the forefront of environmental decision-making.
NCSE Members are part of an international community of influential leaders across scientific and academic societies, government at all levels, and the private sector. NCSE works with a core community of universities to provide concrete opportunities to engage with decision-makers and learn about science policy through immersive experiences. The NCSE community collaborates on scholarship and synthesis and works to prepare the next generation of environmental leaders for the workforce of the future.