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Policy News: June 20, 2022

In this issue: Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress House passes Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Executive Branch President Joe Biden is set to name new Office of Science and Technology Policy Director. States…

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Policy News: June 6, 2022

In this issue: Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. U.S. Global Change Research Program Seeks Comments about Decadal Strategic Plan, Review Editors for National Climate Assessment Nominations for review editors must be submitted by…

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ESA’s SEEDS students visit Puerto Rico

In spring 2022, the ESA SEEDS program took a regional field trip to the NEON field sites in Puerto Rico. It was the first SEEDS in-person event since September 2019, when SEEDS hosted a Leadership Meeting at the Virginia Coastal Reserve.

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Picture of Great Smokey Mountains National Park in fall.

Draft U.S. Global Change Research Program Decadal Strategic Plan, 2022-2031

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, is requesting comment from the public on its draft Decadal Strategic Plan.  USGCRP is a federal program mandated by Congress to coordinate federal research and investments in understanding the forces shaping the global environment, both human and natural, and their impacts…

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Policy News: May 23, 2022

In this issue: NSF Biological Sciences Advisory Committee Meets Recordings of the meeting and key takeaways are now available.  Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress Senate confirms Asmeret Asefaw Berhe as the director…

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NSF Biological Science Advisory Committee Meets

NSF’s Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) Advisory Committee met May 11-12. The recording of the meeting is available on YouTube (Day 1 and Day 2) and the meeting agenda is online here. The committee, composed of biological and ecological scientists from across the research enterprise, typically meets twice a year. Highlights of the meeting include: Three of the meeting’s panels focused…

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Policy News: May 9, 2022

In this issue: The National Nature Assessment, Nature Based Solutions and Natural Capital Accounts The recording of the White House roundtable is now available on YouTube. Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA ESA is accepting expressions of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend COP27 in Egypt. Congress Senate…

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ESA & the National Nature Assessment

White House Seeks Comments About the Scope of the National Nature Assessment, ESA Seeks Member Input for Comment In April 2022, the Biden administration announced the launch of the first-ever U.S. National Nature Assessment (NNA). Led by the U.S. Global Change Research Program, this report will assess the state of the U.S.’s lands, waters and wildlife and the specific benefits…

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Apply for a Badge to Attend COP27 as an Observer via ESA

ESA has closed applications for badges for COP 27. ESA is accepting expression of interest from members to receive an ESA “observer status” badge to attend the Conference of Parties (COP) 27 Climate Change Conference, which will take place from Nov. 7-18 in Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt. ESA is able to issue a limited number of “observer status” badges…

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Policy News: April 25, 2022

In this issue: White House Announces First National Nature Assessment  This assessment will provide a comprehensive report on the state of the nation’s lands, waters, and wildlife. Congress House Science Committee to hold hearings about the Department of Energy Office of Science and climate science. Executive Branch White House repeals Trump-era National Environmental Policy Act regulations. Courts Judge upholds critical…

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Policy News: April 11, 2022

In this issue: 5 Takeaways from U.N. report on how world can still stop climate change Report finds there is no hope of slowing global warming without a radical shift to electrical energy and carbon removal. Congress Senate committee approves conservation funding bill. Executive Branch USFWS issues rare emergency rule listing the Dixie Valley toad as an endangered species. Courts…

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Policy News: March 28, 2022

In this issue: Biden Releases Budget Request Request proposes increasing non-defense discretionary spending and spending on climate and clean energy across the government Congress Senate to agree to send the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to conference committee. Executive Branch USFWS proposes listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species. Courts Appeals court revives Biden administration’s social cost of…

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