1.2K Shares Share On Wednesday, December 1, 2017, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will host a workshop titled “Environmental Conservation: A Concept Map for the 21st Century,” which will highlight a new set of concepts and tools to help scientists better understand the environmental impacts of climate change and other environmental problems.
The NSF has developed a set of guidelines for scientists to use when making environmental decisions.
These include:• Establishing the purpose of an ecological project and its scope• Identifying the environmental benefits that can be derived from the project• Understanding the environmental implications of a project• Describing the relationship between the environmental impact and the costs of a decision• Identify the environmental costs associated with the decision• Discussing the benefits and costs of the decision on an environmental basis and estimating the environmental and societal benefits and impacts• Discuss the environmental risks and costs associated to an environmental project.
The guidelines, released last week, include a new approach to how to manage climate change by describing the environmental consequences and costs from a project’s decision to make a decision.
These guidelines, as with the existing approach to climate change planning, are intended to guide scientists in how they are making decisions and in how to consider all the information available to them.
While these guidelines are meant to guide the development of climate-related decision-making, they are also designed to help guide scientists and policymakers to make informed decisions on how to implement policies that will affect the environment.
“We believe that the framework will help guide policymakers, scientists, and others to make decisions that are consistent with the best science and that can help reduce risks to the environment and human health,” said John A. Stempel, director of the NSF Division of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, in a statement.
“Our goal is to identify a set a set set of criteria that scientists can use to make better decisions in terms of what kinds of actions they need to take in order to reduce environmental and human-health risks.”
For example, Stempltels department has found that “the best decision is to make one that is in the public interest.”
For instance, it would be important for scientists and engineers to understand the potential impact of climate variability on ecosystems and species, and the potential impacts of different climate scenarios on human health.
It would also be important to understand how the changes in temperature will affect vegetation, wildlife, and ecosystem services.
The new guidelines have a focus on climate change in a number of different areas, including biodiversity, ecosystem services, and economic and energy security.
The guidelines also outline some of the ways scientists can assess whether climate change will have an impact on human society.
As a result, scientists can consider their own personal and collective impact on the environment when making decisions, Sterepel said.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) will also be participating in the workshop.
The NSF’s James G. Hansen, director and executive vice president of the agency, will deliver a keynote address at the workshop on December 1.
The conference will be held at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.