Scientific Committee of Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

SCOPE is an independent international organization and interdisciplinary body of natural and social science expertise. Its focus is on regional and global environmental issues, operating at the nexus of science and policy-making.

Scientific Committee of Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)

A worldwide network of scientists and scientific institutions develops syntheses and reviews of scientific knowledge on current or potential environmental issues. SCOPE was originally established as a committee by ICSU, ISC’s predecessor organization, and was previously an ISC Affiliated Body.

SCOPE Mission

SCOPE experts interact in a worldwide knowledge network that is cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and independent to identify and provide scientific analyses of emerging environmental challenges and opportunities caused by or impacting on humans and the environment to review the current scientific understanding of environmental issues and identify priorities for future research, and to address policy and development needs and to inform options and recommendations for environmentally-sound policy and management strategies.

The SCOPE scientific programme is a robust science-driven agenda relevant to policy development and resource management responding to regional priorities to deliver insights of global significance providing rapid assessments of key environmental issues guiding research processes, based on partnerships linking research outputs to end users.

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The Scientific Committee of Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) has been a Member of the International Science Council since 2019.

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