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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 Policy News: November 7, 2022

In this issue: Apply for the 2023 Katherine S. McArthur Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are due January 1, 2023. ESA at COP 27 ESA has received official observer status at COP 27 in Egypt taking place Nov. 6-18. White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment The Office of Science and Technology Policy solicits feedback…

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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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Policy News: October 10, 2022

In this issue: Supreme Court Hears Sackett v. EPA, Ruling Could Impact the Definition of “Waters of the U.S.” ESA and other scientific societies file brief arguing that the interpretation of the Clean Water Act is inherently founded on science. Congress Congress passes a deal to keep the government funded through Dec. 16. Executive Branch Department of Energy requires grant…

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Highlights from ESA/CSEE 2022: NEON Data Users

by the National Ecological Observatory Network In August, the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE) held a joint meeting in Montréal. ESA/CSEE 2022 was the first in-person meeting for the societies since 2019, and there were plenty of reasons to be excited. Our favorite? Seeing talks and posters from researchers who are leveraging…

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A Change Is Gonna Come: NEON Highlights from ESA/CSEE 2022

by the National Ecological Observatory Network   This summer, more than 3500 ecologists from across North America (and around the world) gathered in Montréal for the 2022 joint meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) and the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (CSEE). Taking place August 14-19, the event was the first in-person annual meeting of ESA since…

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Ecologists Convene in Montreal

The 2022 ESA & CSEE Joint Meeting in Montreal was the first in-person annual meeting since 2019, and like we’ve all probably experienced at recent re-convenings, it was truly a week of inspiration, learning, and connection! We were impressed with the volume of presentations, workshops, and sessions that emphasized the human dimensions of ecological systems, resilience, Indigenous knowledge, and welcoming…

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