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Project Title: Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

PIN: PGA-STS-10-01         

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit:
Science & Technology for Sustainability Program

Saunders, Jennifer

Subject/Focus Area:
Agriculture; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Energy and Energy Conservation; Environment and Environmental Studies; Health and Medicine; Policy for Science and Technology

Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government: First Committee Meeting
September 20, 2011 - September 21, 2011
The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, Washington, DC 20036

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: Emi Kameyama
Phone: 202-334-2694
Fax: 202-334-3094


Provisional Agenda First Committee Meeting

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The Dupont Circle Hotel

8:30-10:00 am
CLOSED SESSION (Committee and NRC staff only)


10:15 am Welcome and Introductions, Thomas Graedel, Yale University, Committee Chair

10:30 am Charge from Sponsors
• Paul Anastas, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
• Kai Lee, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (teleconference)
• Thomas Grumbly, Lockheed Martin
• Carl Shapiro, U.S. Geological Survey
• TBD, U.S. Department of Energy
• James Leatherwood, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
• Ann Bartuska, U.S. Department of Agriculture
• Margaret Cavanaugh, National Science Foundation
• Larry Robinson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
• Ellen Williams, BP
• Marilu Hastings, Mitchell Foundation

12:20 pm General Discussion and Q&A on Sponsor Perspectives

12:40 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Panel: State and Local Government Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• David Paylor, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
• Howard Neukrug, City of Philadelphia

2:10 pm Panel: Industry Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Hank Habicht, SAIL Capital Partners
• Edwin Pinero, Veolia Water North America (teleconference)

2:50 pm BREAK

3:05 pm Panel: Nongovernmental Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Rebecca Shaw, Environmental Defense Fund
• Marty Spitzer, World Wildlife Fund

3:45 pm Panel: National Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Sally Ericsson, OMB
• Bruce Rodan, OSTP

4:25 pm Department of Defense Perspective on Sustainability Linkages
• Richard G. Kidd IV, DOD

4:40 pm Open Microphone Session: Brief Comments from Interested Parties
Comments will be limited to 5 minutes, if you would like to address the committee please send an email to

5:15 pm Meeting Adjourns

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Dupont Circle Hotel

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Thomas Graedel (Chair)
Robert Anex
William Carroll
Faye Duchin
Paulo Ferrão
Howard Frumkin
Peter Kareiva
Sally Katzen
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Robert Stephens
Deborah Swackhamer
Thomas J. Wilbanks

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion of statement of task
Discussion of bias and conflict of interest
Review of open session
Case study approach: definitions of domains/landscapes, research and data needs, timeline and work plan
Review of report outline
Review of schedule

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Draft Report Outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 26, 2011