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Upcoming Events

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
May 13-14, 2014
Washington, DC

View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at The National Academies 

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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A National Academies Symposium Webcast:
Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Thursday, May 17, 2012
9:00 am – 12:15 pm; 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
 
Friday, May 18, 2012
 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
 
(All times are Eastern)
 
 
The National Research Council’s Science and Technology for Sustainability Program organized a two and a half day public symposium, Science, Innovation, and Partnerships for Sustainability Solutions. During the symposium, experts examined the National Science Foundation’s and other Federal agencies’ investments in research related to sustainability, including the most significant outcomes of these investments. In addition, participants identified opportunities and key priorities to enhance the link between science and decision making and to help encourage practices that would promote sustainability; and to foster partnerships and linkages between disciplines, sectors and agencies. The symposium included participants from federal, state and local government, the private sector, academia, nongovernmental organizations, and international bodies involved in sustainability issues. A brief summary of the event will be issued and widely disseminated to the public.  This symposium was supported by the National Science Foundation. 
 
Please click here for the final symposium agenda and PowerPoint presentations.