The right environment to talk science

The peak body for environmental science academics calls on the next government to talk to its members

Australian universities really rate for environmental research, yet “as a country we are still faced with significant environmental challenges and difficult policy decisions,” says Dianne Gleeson (Uni Canberra), president of the Australian Council of Environmental Deans and Directors.

Aspro Gleeson says the council wants “to start a dialogue with government” after the election, “to share our scientific knowledge.” Ye Gods, Australian universities rate, really rate for environmental research – if governments aren’t talking to scientists until now it’s hard to see why they will start next week.


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