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Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Lessons for Sustainability from the Upper Midwest - Summary of a Workshop Appendix H Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability Established in 2002, the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability provides a forum for sharing views, information, and analyses related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability. Members of the Roundtable include senior decision makers from government, industry, academia, and non-profit organizations who deal with issues of sustainable development, and who are in a position to mobilize new strategies for sustainability. The goal of the Roundtable is to mobilize, encourage, and use scientific knowledge and technology to help achieve sustainability goals and to support the implementation of sustainability practices. Three overarching principles are used to guide the Roundtable’s work in support of this goal. First, the Roundtable will focus on strategic needs and opportunities for science and technology to contribute to the transition toward sustainability. Second, the Roundtable will focus on issues for which progress requires cooperation among multiple sectors, including academia, government (at all levels), business, nongovernmental organizations, and international institutions. Third, the Roundtable will focus on activities where scientific knowledge and technology can help to advance practices that contribute directly to sustainability goals, in addition to identifying priorities for research and development (R&D) inspired by sustainability challenges. In the summer of 2005, the Roundtable co-chairs convened a meeting with select leaders from the private sector, state government, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the National Academies to help develop a strategic outlook for the second phase of the Roundtable. Meeting participants suggested a number of potential topics and modes of operations for the Roundtable. These
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Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Lessons for Sustainability from the Upper Midwest - Summary of a Workshop ideas were used by the Roundtable co-chairs and staff to develop an action plan for activities to be undertaken by the Roundtable over the next few years. To date, the Roundtable has explored topics such as linking knowledge with action for sustainable development, environmental regulation and its alternatives, sustainability indicators, rapid urbanization, and rebuilding the Gulf Coast Region in a sustainable manner. Major activities currently are being planned to examine the effectiveness of public-private partnerships for sustainability, certification of sustainable goods and services, urban environmental sustainability, sustainable energy, food security, and to discuss federal research and development activities to address selected high priority challenges to sustainability. For Additional Information For more information about the Roundtable, please contact Marina Moses, Director of the National Academies’ Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-334-2143. Science and Technology for Sustainability Roundtable Membership Emmy Simmons (Co-Chair) Assistant Administrator for Economic Growth, Agriculture, and Trade (retired), USAID Thomas Graedel (Co-Chair) (NAE) Clifton R. Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, Yale University Matt Arnold Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Ann M. Bartuska Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture* Arden Bement (NAE) Director National Science Foundation* Michael Bertolucci President Interface Research Corporation Nancy Cantor President and Chancellor Syracuse University John Carberry Director of Environmental Technology (retired) DuPont Leslie Carothers President Environmental Law Institute William Clark (NAS) Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development Harvard University
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Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Lessons for Sustainability from the Upper Midwest - Summary of a Workshop Glen T. Daigger (NAE) Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer CH2M HILL Patricia Dehmer Acting Director Office of Science U.S. Department of Energy* Sam Dryden Managing Director Wolfensohn & Company Nina Fedoroff (NAS) Science and Technology Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of State U.S. State Department* Marco Ferroni Executive Director Syngenta Foundation Mohamed H. A. Hassan Executive Director The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) Neil Hawkins Vice President for Sustainability The Dow Chemical Company Geoffrey Heal Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility Graduate School of Business Columbia University Catherine (Katie) Hunt Corporate Sustainability Director Rohm and Haas Lek Kadeli Acting Assistant Administrator Office of Research and Development U.S. Environmental Protection Agency* Jack Kaye Associate Director Research of the Earth Science Division National Aeronautics and Space Administration* Gerald Keusch (IOM) Assistant Provost, Medical Campus Associate Dean, School of Public Health Boston University Suzette Kimball Acting Director U.S. Geological Survey* Kai Lee Program Officer Conservation and Science Program Packard Foundation Thomas E. Lovejoy Biodiversity Chair The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment Pamela Matson (NAS) Dean, School of Earth Sciences Goldman Professor of Environmental Studies Stanford University J. Todd Mitchell Chairman Board of Directors Houston Advanced Research Center M. Granger Morgan (NAS) Professor and Head Department of Engineering and Public Policy Carnegie Mellon University
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Expanding Biofuel Production and the Transition to Advanced Biofuels: Lessons for Sustainability from the Upper Midwest - Summary of a Workshop Prabhu Pingali (NAS) Head Agricultural Policy and Statistics Agriculture Development Division Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Per Pinstrup-Andersen H.E. Babcock Professor of Food, Nutrition and Public Policy, Nutritional Sciences Professor, Applied Economics and Management Cornell University Christopher Portier Associate Director National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Harold Schmitz Chief Science Officer Mars Inc. Robert Stephens International Chair Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance Denise Stephenson Hawk Chairman The Stephenson Group, LLC Dennis Treacy Vice President Environmental and Corporate Affairs Smithfield Foods Vaughan Turekian Chief International Officer The American Association for the Advancement of Science* Staff Marina Moses, Director, Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability Pat Koshel, Senior Program Officer Derek Vollmer, Associate Program Officer Kathleen McAllister, Research Associate Emi Kameyama, Program Assistant * Denotes ex-officio member