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Upcoming Events

NELS: Ways Forward in Urban Sustainability - a Vancouver Vignette
December 1, 2015, Washington, DC

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Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Recent Events

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
November 12-13, 2015
Washington, DC

Partnerships, Research, and Innovation for Urban Sustainability:
Confronting Local Sustainability Challenges in a Global Environment 
October 15, 2015

ays to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities, Meeting 3
July 28-29, 2015

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability 

The National Academies
The Keck Center: Room 100
500 Fifth Street NW
Washington, D.C.
April 1-2, 2009


Final Agenda (PDF 19KB)

Participants List (PDF 17KB)


Sustainability and Its Timescale

     Business Case for Sustainability (PDF 322KB)
     John Carberry, Dupont (retired)

     Different Perspectives on Sustainability and Timescale (PDF 570KB)
     David Rejeski, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

     Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Sustainability (PDF 2.2MB)
     Mohamed H.A. Hassan, TWAS

Current Activities

     Partnerships for Sustainability: Workshop held June 2008 (PDF 61KB)
     Derek Volmer, The National Academies

     Certification of Sustainable Products and Services: Workshop held January 2009 (PDF 232KB)
     Leslie Carothers, Environmental Law Institute

     Food Security for All as a Sustainability Challenge: Project in development (PDF 314KB)
Emmy Simmons, USAID (retired)

This website contains unedited verbatim presentations made by workshop participants and is not an official report of the National Academies. Opinions and statements included in this material are solely those of the individual authors. They have not been verified as accurate, nor do they necessarily represent the views of other workshop participants, the planning committee, or the National Academies.