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ESA & COP27: RINGO: A researcher’s guide to COP27

by Morgan Rogers There I was— my first time in Egypt and my first time attending the Convention of the Parties (COP), on a bus hurtling through Sharm El Sheik towards the convention center. Around me sat fellow researchers, diplomats, heads of NGOs, activists, and everyone else you could imagine attending an event like COP27. Crowds stepped off the various…

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ESA Policy News: January 23, 2023

In this issue: Congress House Republicans name new members and leadership for the House Appropriations Committee, House Science Committee and House Natural Resources Committee with the start of the 118th Congress. Executive Branch Biden administration releases a National Strategy to Develop Statistics for Environmental Economic Decisions. Courts States and industry groups challenge new Biden Waters of the U.S. rule in…

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ESA Policy News: January 9, 2023

In this issue: White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment, ESA Seeks Member Input for Comments Join ESA today at 12 noon eastern for a water cooler chat about the National Nature Assessment. Register here. Fiscal Year 2023 Spending Bill Increases Funding for Environmental and Scientific Programs Bill includes a 12% increase for the National…

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ESA Policy News: December 19, 2022

In this issue: White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment, ESA Seeks Member Input for Comments Submit your input to inform ESA comments by Jan. 23, 2023. Nations Agree to Protect 30% of the Planet by 2030 COP 15 concludes in Montreal. Comments about the draft Fifth National Climate Assessment Due Jan. 27. Webinar recording…

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ESA Policy News: December 5, 2022

In this issue: ESA to Hold Informational US National Nature Assessment Webinar Dec. 6 Webinar will be Dec. 6 at 12 noon EDT. ESA Holds National Climate Assessment 5 Webinar Webinar recording is available. Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. Congress Senate passes bill authorizing research in saline lake…

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ESA Policy News: November 21, 2022

In this issue: White House Releases Draft Fifth National Climate Assessment, ESA to Hold Webinar Nov. 30 Comments on the draft must be submitted by Jan. 27, 2023. ESA to Hold National Nature Assessment Webinar Webinar will be Dec. 6 at 12 noon EDT. Countries Agree to Create “Loss and Damage” Fund at COP 27 Final COP 27 agreement was…

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ESA at COP 27: Desert Storms in the Arabian Peninsula

ESA Member Claire Williams sent the following update from the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from her colleague, Dr. Fatin Samara. Williams and Samara have proposed a climate x health framework for testing anthropogenic pollutant content in desert dust storms in the Arabian Peninsula. Most of these storms originate in Iraq’s Tigris-Eurphatis Basin which…

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ESA at COP27: Science Day

ESA Member Morgan L. Rogers attended the first week of the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt using a official observer badge from ESA. Rogers is a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Los Angeles, based in the Urban Planning Department and the Luskin Center for Innovation. She shares the following observations from COP27’s…

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ESA Urges All Nations to Take Climate Action at COP27

The Ecological Society of America (ESA) calls on world leaders attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to pledge immediate action to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gas emissions that limits rising temperatures to 1.5⁰ C and to expand efforts to promote adaptation efforts in vulnerable regions of the world. Scientists…

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ESA Policy News: October 24, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. Call for climate and biodiversity experts to interact with the media ESA seeks members willing to speak to the media ahead of international climate and biodiversity meetings. Congress Senate considering annual defense policy bill, which includes authorizes funding for tropical…

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ESA at COP 27

ESA has received official observer status at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh on November 6 – November 18, 2022. ESA members will be attending COP27. This page will be updated with resources related to COP 27 and updates from ESA members at COP 27. COP Briefing Series The Environment and Energy Study…

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