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On Tuesday June 13, NELS would like to invite you to attend a special presentation and discussion by Cyrus Wadia, NIKE, Inc., on Multi-Sector Collaboration for Addressing Climate Change – Challenges and Gaps in Leadership as Seen from the Private Sector. Dr. Wadia will share his experience in managing sustainability issues in both the public and private sectors and describes his current perspectives as Vice President, Sustainable Business & Innovation of Nike, Inc. Learn more and register...
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On March 9, 2017, STS Director Jerry Miller gave a keynote address at the Binational Perspectives of Gulf of Mexico Sustainability workshop at San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He framed his remarks on the National Academies’ sustainability efforts and outlined potential areas of binational collaboration between Mexico and the U.S.
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The most recent January 2017 meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability featured presentations addressing issues related to investing for sustainability.
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On November 4th, STS Director Jerry Miller participated in a panel on “Challenges and Opportunities for Urban Sustainability: Results from the 2016 National Academies Report” at the Yale Conference on Urban Resilience & Sustainability. Several members of the report’s authoring committee presented the report findings and recommendations at the event. Watch Dr. Miller's remarks and those of the committee members.
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Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS) – Cyrus Wadia, NIKE, Inc.
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Upcoming Events


Sustainability at the National Academies
May 31, 2017, Washington, DC

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
June 12, 2017, Washington, DC

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
June 13, 2017, Washington, DC Registration Open

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

Recent Events

Meeting 4: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC


Current Activities

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability 
Established in 2002, the STS Roundtable provides a high-level forum for sharing views, information, and analysis related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability, and then catalyzing follow-on advisory Academy work. In 2013-2014, the Roundtable, in collaboration with the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and the Water Science and Technology Board, contributed to the emerging dialogue on the energy-water nexus, holding four related events. In 2015, the Roundtable held two workshop events in June and November focusing on issues related to sustainability indicators and metrics. The Roundtable is currently developing a suite of strategically focused activities addressing key challenges for the field of sustainability as well as expanding collaborative opportunities related to sustainability for 2017 and beyond. 

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)   
Launched in 2008, NELS is an event series for early career professionals from federal and local agencies, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, NGOs, private sector and foundations, in the Washington DC area. The Network includes leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise, from natural resource management to energy policy to public health. Through NELS, these emerging leaders foster relationships that enable them to more effectively bring about a sustainable future.

Building the Foundations of Sustainability across the National Academies
A monthly e-newsletter Sustainability across the National Academies provides updates highlighting activities related to sustainable development throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

Sponsor-Requested Studies and Workshops
Sponsored studies that enlist the nation’s foremost scientists, engineers, health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of sustainable development. 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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  Reports & Summaries View more... 
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
Integrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management: Summary of a WorkshopIntegrating Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Analysis into Natural Resource Management
Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Social and Economic Indicators and Metrics for Urban Sustainability
Call for Sustainability Science PapersView Recent PNAS Sustainability Science Articles