Today, 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;
  • 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