National Council for Science and the Environment is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to improving the scientific basis for
environmental decision-making. We envision a society where
environmental decisions by everyone are based on an accurate
understanding of the underlying science, its meaning
and limitations, and the potential consequences of their action or
The Council specializes in programs that
bring together diverse individuals, institutions and communities to
collaborate. The Council works closely with the many communities
creating and using environmental knowledge, including research,
education, environmental, and business organizations, as well
as governmental bodies at all levels.
While an advocate for science and its
use, the Council does not take positions on environmental outcomes.
Thus the Council is able to provide a neutral forum for all.
We invite you to explore this site and discover the many programs that we carry out to achieve our mission.