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Project Title: Certification of Sustainable Products and Services: A Workshop

PIN: STSP-Q-08-04-A         



Sub Unit:
Science & Technology for Sustainability Program

RSO:
Vollmer, Derek

Subject/Focus Area:



Certification of Sustainable Products and Services: A Workshop
January 18, 2009 - January 21, 2009
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Kathleen McAllister
Email: kmcallister@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2047
Fax:


Agenda:

Monday, January 19, 2009
BECKMAN CENTER

9:00 am General welcome and introductions [Harold Schmitz and Leslie Carothers]

9:30 am Presentation on Certification’s growth, opportunities, and limitations [Ben Cashore, Yale University]

10:00 am Questions and discussion

10:30 am BREAK

11:00 am Plenary discussion: Certification’s Place in the Toolbelt [Leslie Carothers]
Lead discussants:
Peter Vandergeest, York University
Bob Stephens, Cal/EPA (retired)

12:30 pm LUNCH

1:30 pm Plenary discussion: Surveying the Landscape of Certification Schemes [Pam Matson]
Lead discussants:
Tensie Whelan, Rainforest Alliance
Ruth Norris, Resources Legacy Fund
Patrick Mallet, ISEAL Alliance
3:00 pm BREAK

3:30 pm Plenary discussion: What Makes a Standard Credible?
[Harold Schmitz]
Lead discussants:
Urvashi Rangan, Consumers Union
Anne Caldas, ANSI [telephone]
Alison Kinn Bennett, EPA

5:00 pm ADJOURN FOR DAY


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

BECKMAN CENTER

10:00 am Plenary discussion: Drivers, Tipping Points, and Ratchets [Kai Lee]
Lead discussants:
Dave Long, SC Johnson (retired)
Suzanne Lindsay, PetSmart
Kevin Rabinovitch, MARS

12:00 pm LUNCH

1:15 pm Plenary discussion: Obstacles, Impacts, and Unintended Consequences [Pam Matson]
Lead discussants:
Jason Clay, WWF
Jodie Keane, Overseas Development Institute
Papa Gora Ndiaye, Enda Diapol

3:00 pm BREAK

3:30 pm Plenary discussion: Supply Chains and Lifecycle Analyses [Dick Jackson]
Lead discussants:
Tim Smith, University of Minnesota
Paul Firth, Green Standard
Jonathan Kaplan, NRDC
Chet Chaffee, Scientific Certification Systems

5:00 pm ADJOURN FOR DAY

Wednesday, January 21, 2009
BECKMAN CENTER
9:00 am Roundtable discussions: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Certification as a Tool [Leslie Carothers and Harold Schmitz]

10:30 am BREAK

11:00 am Roundtable discussions: What would a credible Sustainable certification scheme look like?

ADJOURN by 1pm