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Upcoming Events

Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
November 12, 2014
Washington, DC


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Sustainability-related meetings at The National Academies 

Past Events:

Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
September 8-9, 2014
Washington, DC

Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability: Green Growth: USA-Portugal
June 11, 2014
Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

May 20-21, 2014
Washington, DC


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Sustainability@nas.edu


 



Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages

Special Event

Launch of a National Research Council Report
Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages
Webcast of Event

Sustainability for the Nation:  Resource Connection and Governance Linkages

On July 24, 2013, the National Research Council’s Science and Technology for Sustainability Program and the University of California, Davis, held a special event related to a new report, Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages, which provides a decision framework for policymakers to examine the consequences and operational benefits of sustainability-oriented programs.

  Project Information  

Project Scope
Meetings and Events
Reports
Committee Membership
Sponsors


Contact Information:

Science and Technology for Sustainabillity
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 334-1679
Email: Sustainability@nas.edu

 


Project Scope

The National Academies’ Science and Technology for Sustainability Program is undertaking a nationally-focused study entitled Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government. The Linkages initiative will attempt to identify and describe the linkages among domains such as energy, water, and health that are not routinely considered in decisionmaking. The premise is that sustainability is a systems problem that cannot be achieved by separately optimizing its pieces. The study will build upon existing and emerging expertise throughout the scientific, technological, and policy communities, describing the nexus where domains intersect but existing institutions and disciplines do not. The committee will convene a series of fact finding meetings, commission expert-authored case studies, review the pertinent literature, and author an overall consensus report, which will include a decision framework that can be used by U.S. policymakers and regulators to help them examine the consequences, tradeoffs, synergies, and operational benefits of sustainability-oriented programs

Meetings & Events

Meeting 1: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government
The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue
Washington, DC 20036
September 20-21, 2011  

Meeting 2: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government
Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
17th Ave NE and NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98195
February 7-8, 2012  

Meeting 3: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government
Courtyard Omaha Downtown/Old Market Area
101 South 10th St
Omaha, NE 68102
April 11-12, 2012  

Meeting 4: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government
Arizona State University
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
800 S. Cady Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287
June 11-12, 2012  

Meeting 5: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government
J. Erik Jonsson Center
Woods Hole, MA
July 16-19, 2012  

Meeting 6: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government 
Keck Center of the National Academies
Room 201
500 Fifth St NW
Washington, DC 20001
October 11-12, 2012  

 

Reports

Sustainability for the Nation:  Resource Connection and Governance LinkagesSustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages

 

Committee Membership Information

  • Thomas Graedel (Chair) (NAE)
    Clifton R. Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, Yale University
  • Robert Anex
    Professor, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • William Carroll, Jr.
    Vice President, Industry Issues, Occidental Chemical Corporation
  • Glen T. Daigger (NAE)
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CH2M HILL
  • Paulo Ferrao
    Professor, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Technical University of Lisbon
  • Howard Frumkin
    Dean, University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Sally Katzen
    Visiting Professor, New York University School of Law
  • Anna Palmisano
    Associate Director of Science for Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy (ret.)
  • Stephen Polasky (NAS)
    Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota
  • Lynn Scarlett
    Senior Visiting Scholar, Resources for the Future
  • Robert Stephens
    President, Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance
  • Deborah Swackhamer
    Professor and Charles M. Denny Jr., Chair in Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Lauren Zeise
    Chief, Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch, California Environmental Protection Agency

    View the committee membership information in the National Academies' Current Projects System

Staff 

  • Marina Moses, Director, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
  • Jennifer Saunders, Program Officer, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
  • Emi KameyamaProgram Associate, Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
  • Dylan Richmond, Research Assistant,  Science and Technology for Sustainability Program

     

Sponsors

The project is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, BP, Lockheed Martin, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.

 

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