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January 30, Washington, DC

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

Recent Events

The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
October 26, Washington, DC


The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)

June 13, 2017, Washington, DC


Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

June 12, 2017, Washington, DC


Sustainability at the National Academies

May 31, 2017, Washington, DC


Meeting 4: Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence

January 26-27, 2017, Washington, DC


News
NELS Speakers October 2017
October 2017
Recent Event
Sustainable Urban Environments in the Coastal Plain: Linking Knowledge to Action
On October 26, 2017, Jason Samenow and Dr. Catherine Ross shared their experience in managing sustainability issues and described their perspective in the current policy context in the U.S. Learn more about the event.

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September 2017
NEW PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP-IN BRIEF
Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing for Renewable Energy Technology Development for 2030
The June 2017 meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability hosted a public workshop on issues related to sustainable materials and manufacturing for renewable energy technology development. This Proceedings of a Workshop—In Brief summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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July 24, 2017
Leadership
Vaughan Turekian appointed Senior Director of Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
Dr. Turekian has been appointed as the Senior Director of our Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program. He recently left the position of Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, which he has been since September 2015. Read Dr. Turekian's full biography.

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June 12-13, 2017
Recent Event
Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
The most recent meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held on June 12-13, 2017. The Roundtable hosted a public workshop on issues related to sustainable materials and manufacturing for renewable energy technology development.

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June 13, 2017
Recent Event
Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS) – Cyrus Wadia, NIKE, Inc.
On Tuesday June 13, NELS hosted 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 shared his experience in managing sustainability issues in both the public and private sectors and described his current perspectives as Vice President, Sustainable Business & Innovation of Nike, Inc. Learn more...

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January 30-31, 2017
Recent Event
Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
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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October 19, 2016
New Report
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States
An expert committee under the STS Program completed a report that offers a road map and recommendations to help U.S. cities work toward sustainability, measurably improving their residents’ economic, social, and environmental well-being. Read the press releaseview this report, or read the Report Highlights... 

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Ongoing
New Study
Housing, Health, and Homelessness: Evaluating the Evidence
The second committee meeting for this study was held on October 27-28, 2016 in Denver, CO and San Jose, CA, respectively. During the open session in Denver, CO, panel discussions addressed a variety of perspectives on housing, health care, and homelessness in the region. Learn more...

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July 2016
NEW PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
Transition toward Sustainability after 15 Years: Where Do We Stand in Advancing the Scientific Foundation
On January 14-15, 2016, the STS Program convened a workshop of leading scientists to discuss progress in sustainability science during the last 15 years. This Proceedings of a Workshop synthesizes the discussions held during the event.

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April 14, 2016
Recent Event
Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS) - Ocean Sustainability and Our Nation's National Ocean Policy
NELS, in collaboration with the Women's Aquatic Network (WAN) recently held a discussion on the nation's National Ocean Policy in the context of ocean sustainability. More information...

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March 2016
New Workshop Summary
Landscape Approaches and Multi-Resource Assessments for Natural Resource Management
On June 2, 2015, the STS Program conducted a workshop on landscape approaches and multi-resource assessments to better inform federal decision making on the sustainable management of natural resources. This Workshop Summary synthesizes the discussions held during the event.

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January 2016
New Meeting in Brief
Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Social and Economic Indicators and Metrics for Urban Sustainability
As the second event of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability's 2015-2016 initiative, the November 2015 meeting featured discussions on social and economic indicators and metrics in the context of urban sustainability. This Meeting in Brief synthesizes the discussions held during the event.

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December 1, 2015
Recent Event
The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
On December 1, 2015, NELS, in collaboration with the Women's Aquatic Network (WAN) hosted Ways Forward in Urban Sustainability - a Vancouver Vignette. Learn more...

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November 12-13, 2015
STS Roundtable
Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
The most recent meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability was held on November 12-13, 2015. As the second event of the Roundtable’s 2015-2016 initiative, the meeting examined economic and social indicators and metrics in the context of urban sustainability. Learn more...

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October 2015
New Meeting in Brief
Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Indicators and Metrics for Climate Change and Infrastructure Vulnerability
As a first event of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability's 2015-2016 initiative, the June 2015 meeting hosted a session that provided an overview of the state of the science on sustainability indicators and metrics in the context of climate change and infrastructure vulnerability. This Meeting in Brief synthesizes the discussions held during the event.

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August 2015
New Meetings in Brief
Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus: Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
In 2013-2014, the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, 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 by holding four related meetings. This volume compiles the Meetings in Brief for the four events.

Pathways to Urban Sustainability
Ongoing
New Study
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities
The third committee meeting for this study was held on July 28-29, 2015 in Chattanooga, TN. During the open session, panel discussions addressed a variety of perspectives on urban sustainability in the Chattanooga Metropolitan Region. Learn more...

Animal Science Research Report Video
April 2015
New Video
Science Unscrambled: Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability
Check out the Science Unscrambled video, where Dr. Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh and Chair of the report’s authoring committee, explores the main themes in the report, Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability.

Homelessness and Urban Sustainability
February 23, 2015
New Meeting in Brief
Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
The STS Program, in collaboration with the National Alliance to End Homelessness, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and the IOM Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities, convened a session in November 2014, to explore issues related to the impact of the changing US health care system under ACA on the homeless population in urban areas. Read the Meeting in Brief...

Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability
January 2015
New Report
Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability
An expert committee under the STS Program, in collaboration with the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR), completed a report that identifies research priorities to sustainably meet the expected increase in global demand for animal protein. Read the press release... or view this report...