Sunday, March 08, 2009

Energy-environmental research and education deemed inadequate

Current investment in environmental and energy research and education is inadequate, and this lack of investment is limiting the ability to overcome today’s environmental, economic, and other societal challenges, according to a review of 8 years of recommendations compiled by the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE).

One of the key recommendations is to link scientific information with policymakers. The report stated that multi- and interdisciplinary efforts are essential in taking on the many challenges facing society. Other recommendations identified research needed for improvement of scientific knowledge and the education necessary to improve public understanding, professional capacity, and maintenance of a strong workforce.

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