Warning Signs: Assessing the Societal and Environmental Impact of Proposed Federal Funding Cuts to Environmental and Climate Research and Development Programs

Symposia C17

Abstract:

The President’s FY 2018 budget proposes $7.8 billion for federally funded climate and environmental (CE) R&D, a roughly $2 billion or 21 percent reduction in CE R&D between FY 2017 and 2018, with significant reductions to most of the thirteen agencies in the federal climate and environment portfolio. As Congress continues deliberating on 2018 appropriations, the report “Warning Signs: Assessing the Societal and Environmental Impact of Proposed Federal Funding Cuts to Environmental and Climate Research and Development Programs” informs policymakers and the broader community of the risks and impacts to our nation’s economic, societal, and environmental security and leadership if these environment and climate R&D cuts become a reality. The 115-page report provides a summary of the proposed FY 2018 reductions and an agency-by-agency detailed analysis. This report was funded by the Novim Foundation and developed by a group of science and policy leaders who have served in both Republican and Democratic administrations.

Speakers:
Kei Koizumi, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Aristides Patrinos, Chief Scientist & Director of Research, Novim
Joel Widder, Co-Founder and Partner, Federal Science Partners

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