UNEP’s Office of the Chief Scientist Launches New Website
UNEP has launched a new information portal that highlights the work of its Office of the Chief Scientist. One of UNEP’s greatest strengths as an international organization has been the quality and quantity of its rigorous scientific analyses. However, many of UNEP’s publications are read only by high-level diplomats and academics. But now, important work by the Office of the Chief Scientist is available on a simple and accessible website.
The website is divided according to UNEP’s areas of activities, with information available for climate change, ecosystems management, environmental governance, disasters and conflicts, and UNEP’s cross-cutting activities. Additionally, there is a portal for accessing PDFs of UNEP’s publications and a blog that intends to present and explain some of the Office’s activities.
Importantly, viewers are encouraged to give feedback to the Office of the Chief Scientist. Specifically, the Office is trying to reach out to the broader scientific community. While UNEP has access to a large global network of scientists, it is always looking for new studies and new ideas. If you are a scientists working in an environment-related field, or know of one who may be interested, take a look at the website to see if you think you or your colleagues’ work can contribute to UNEP’s efforts.