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May 13-14, 2014
Washington, DC

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Past Events:

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
December 5-6, 2013
Washington, DC

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability
November 12, 2013
Washington, DC

Best Practices for Risk-Informed Remedy Selection, Closure, and Post-Closure Control of Contaminated Sites
October 30-31, 2013
Washington, DC

Energy Water Considerations for the Sustainable Reuse and Recycling of Materials
September 10, 2013
Washington, DC

Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections & Governance Linkages
July 24, 2013
Davis, CA

Pathways to Urban Sustainability: A Focus on Portland
May 28-29, 2013
Portland, OR

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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)

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