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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
October 11, 2012 - October 12, 2012
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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: Dylan Richmond


October 11, 2012

Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St NW, Room 201
Washington, DC 20001

9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Thomas Graedel, Yale University; Chair of the National Research Council Committee on Sustainability Linkages in the Federal Government

9:15 AM Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability: Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Perspective
David Kaufman, Director of FEMA’s Office of Policy and Program Analysis

9:45 AM Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability: Department of Energy’s (DOE) Perspective
Mark Gilbertson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Engineering and Technology, Office of Environmental Management, DOE

10:15 AM Break

10:30 AM Public Administration Perspectives on Forging Interagency Linkages on Sustainability
DeWitt John, Thomas F. Shannon Distinguished Lecturer in Environmental Studies, Bowdoin College

11:00 AM Collaborative Governance and Sustainability
Kirk Emerson, Professor of Practice in Collaborative Governance, University of Arizona

11:30 AM 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

12:20 PM Meeting Wrap-up
Thomas Graedel, Committee Chair, Yale University

12:30 PM Adjourn

12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

October 12, 2012

8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Thomas Graedel
Robert Anex
Anna Palmisano
Lynn Scarlett
Howard Frumkin
Robert Stephens
Lauren Zeise
Paulo Ferrao
Deborah Swackhamer
Sally Katzen
Glen Daigger

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Report drafts
Findings and recommendations

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

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 15, 2012