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On October 17th, the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program hosted a public event, Reducing Food Loss and Waste: A Workshop on Impacts. Watch the recorded webcast.
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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Franklin A. Carrero-Martínez to be the Director of its Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program in the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA), effective August 13, 2018. Learn more about Franklin...
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The January 2018 meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability hosted a public workshop on issues related to deploying sustainable energy during transitions. This Proceedings of a Workshop—In Brief summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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On July 11th, the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program and the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice hosted a public release of a new joint report, Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcomes among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness. View more information...
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Recent workshop on Reducing Food Loss and Waste
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Introducing the New STS Director, Franklin A. Carrero-Martínez
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New Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
Deploying Sustainable Energy During Transitions: Implications of Recovery, Renewal, and Rebuilding
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Recent Event
Report Release: Housing, Health and Homelessness
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Upcoming Events

No More Time to Waste: Moving Science to Action at Scales that Matter
December 10, 2018, Washington, DC
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

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

Recent Events

Reducing Food Loss and Waste Workshop
October 17, 2018, Washington, DC

Report Release: Housing, Health and Homelessness
July 11, 2018 11am-12pm, Washington, DC

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

January 30-21, 2018, Washington, DC

Symposium at the National Council for Science and the Environment Conference

January 23, 2018 Arlington, VA



Recent Reports  View more...
HHH Report Cover Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcome among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United StatesPathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States
Transitioning Toward Sustainability Advancing the Scientific Foundation: Proceedings of a WorkshopTransitioning Toward Sustainability Advancing the Scientific Foundation





 
Current Activities

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability 
Established in 2002, the STS Roundtable represents one element of the robust sustainability activities within the National Academies. The Roundtable draws on the expertise of leaders from research institutions as well as senior decision-makers from government and industry who deal with issues of sustainable development, and who are in a position to mobilize new strategies and resources for sustainability. The Roundtable works to provide a high-level forum for sharing views, information, and analyses related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability, and then catalyzing follow-on advisory work through the Academies. In June 2017, the Roundtable hosted a public workshop on sustainable materials and manufacturing for renewable energy technology development. The most recent meeting held on January 30-31, 2018 focused on deploying sustainable energy during transition.

Sustainability across the National Academies: Senior Level Coordinating Group
Since January 2018, senior leaders from across the National Academies have been discussing our approach to sustainability as a whole of institutions set of activities and identify ways for the National Academies to leverage its broad expertise and contacts to increase connection to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by sharing best practices, barriers and opportunities.

Working Groups on SDG and Local Scale Sustainability
An expert working group met in February 2018 to examine how the National Academies can harness its links to the U.S. science, engineering and medical communities to support activities at a global scale related to the SDG.

Building the Foundations of Sustainability across the National Academies
A monthly e-newsletter Sustainability across the National Academies: Linking Knowledge to Action provides updated highlighting activities related to sustainability throughout the National Academies in the context of the SDG.

Sponsor-Requested Studies and Workshops
Sponsored activities enlist the nation's foremost scientists, engineers and health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of sustainability. Most recent events include:

To learn more about sustainability activities, both in the STS program and throughout the other boards and committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, please view the list of publications, upcoming meetings and ongoing activities.

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