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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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This workshop will convene a meeting of leading scientists to discuss progress in sustainability science during the last 15 years. Learn more...
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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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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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Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Social and Economic Indicators and Metrics for Urban Susta ...
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Transition toward Sustainability after 15 Years: Where Do We Stand in Advancing the Scientific Found ...
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The Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
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Recent Events

Transition toward Sustainability after 15 Years: Where Do We Stand in Advancing the Scientific Foundation?: A Workshop
January 14-15, 2016, Newport Beach, CA

NELS: Ways Forward in Urban Sustainability - a Vancouver Vignette
December 1, 2015, 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, successfully contributed to the emerging dialogue on the energy-water nexus, holding four related events. In 2015, the Roundtable held two events focusing on issues related to sustainability indicators and metrics. View agenda and presentations from the most recent November 2015 meeting...

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

Sponsor-Requested Workshops and Studies
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... 
Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Social and Economic Indicators and Metrics for Urban Sustainability
Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability: Indicators and Metrics for Climate Change and Infrastructure Vulnerability
Addressing the Energy-Water Nexus: Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
Homelessness and Urban Sustainability: Implications of Changes to the US Health System on a Vulnerable Population
Call for Sustainability Science PapersView Recent PNAS Sustainability Science Articles