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Upcoming Events

Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels: A Third Workshop
January 24, 2020. Santa Cruz, CA
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Nobel Prize Summit 2020: Our Planet, Our Future

April 29-May 1, 2020. Washington, DC
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View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Recent Events

Urban Sustainability in China and the US
December 16, 2019, Washington, DC

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

July 30-31, 2019, Washington, DC

Strengthening Sustainability Program at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels
February 13, 2019, Washington, DC

Reducing Food Loss and Waste Workshop

October 17, 2018, Washington, DC

Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program

The overall objective of the National Academies Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) program is harnessing the power of science, engineering, and medicine to meet sustainability challenges from local to global scales. To achieve this as the institutional focal point for examining sustainability science and technology issues, the STS program will elevate the impact and visibility of the National Academies’ efforts and actions in this area by:

  • Facilitating diverse activities across the National Academies, which have implication for addressing sustainability challenges and stimulating action;
  • Convening multiple stakeholders to focus on sustainability issues and opportunities at the interface of science, engineering, public health sustainability and action; 
  • Catalyzing new approaches and activities across the institution to connect knowledge to action that promote and advise on sustainability, including learning from the experiences of other countries and advising on what is working and not working domestically and internationally; and 
  • Communicating and collaborating with diverse sets of domestic and international stakeholders and audiences impacted by the interface of science and engineering policies and actions related to sustainability.

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The STS Program is in the Policy and Global Affairs Division of the Academies.