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On December 16, 2019, the STS Program will convene a public workshop on urban sustainability in China and the U.S. in collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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On October 17, 2018, the STS Program convened a public workshop focused on addressing the impacts of reducing food loss and waste on farmers, food prices, food availability, and the environment. This Proceedings of a Workshop synthesizes the presentations and discussions held during the workshop.
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An expert committee under the Board on Higher Education and Workforce and Science and Technology for Sustainability Program is conducting a series of public workshops focused on strengthening sustainability programs and curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The second participatory workshop was held on February 13. Learn more...
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The January 2018 meeting of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability hosted a public workshop on issues related to deploying sustainable energy during transitions. This Proceedings of a Workshop—In Brief summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
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Workshop on Advancing Urban Sustainability in China and the United States
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New Proceedings of a Workshop
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste: Proceedings of a Workshop
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Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels
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New Proceedings of a Workshop-in Brief
Deploying Sustainable Energy During Transitions: Implications of Recovery, Renewal, and Rebuilding
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Upcoming Events

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


Nobel Prize Summit 2020: Our Planet, Our Future
April 29-May 1, 2020. Washington, DC

Additional information will be forthcoming in 2020

View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Recent Events

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


Recent Reports  View more...
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste: Proceedings of a WorkshopReducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste: Proceedings of a Workshop
HHH Report Cover Permanent Supportive Housing: Evaluating the Evidence for Improving Health Outcome among People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness
Pathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United StatesPathways to Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States

 
Current Activities

2020 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future 
The first-ever Nobel Prize Summit, Our Planet, Our Future, will be a three-day event on April 29- May 1, 2020, hosted by the Nobel Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and the Stockholm Resilience Centre/Beijer Institute. Additional information will be forthcoming in 2020. 

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
 
Established in 2002, the STS Roundtable represents one element of the robust sustainability activities within the National Academies. The Roundtable draws on the expertise of leaders from research institutions as well as senior decision-makers from government and industry who deal with issues of sustainable development, and who are in a position to mobilize new strategies and resources for sustainability. The Roundtable works to provide a high-level forum for sharing views, information, and analyses related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability, and then catalyzing follow-on advisory work through the Academies. The most recent July 2019 meeting focused on strategic planning for future Roundtable activities in the context of collaboration with other Academies groups and activities.

Sustainability as a Driver for Innovation and Disruption
Our overarching theme for 2019 includes Sustainability Science as a Driver for Innovation and Disruption. We aim to connect the intellectual capital we bring to the table with practitioners and policymakers to better link innovation to transformative action.

Impact of Emerging and Converging Technologies in Sustainability Science
From artificial intelligence to gene-editing, from machine learning to the latest innovations in teaching and learning. Science, technology and innovation continue to shape everything in our daily life includes, how we think and approach sustainability.

Connecting with the Communities We Serve
A monthly e-newsletter Sustainability across the National Academies: Linking Knowledge to Action and social media @NASEM_Sustain highlight National Academies activities related to sustainability in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Sponsor-Requested Studies and Workshops
Sponsored activities enlist the nation's foremost scientists, engineers and health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of sustainability. Recent activities 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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