14 January 2016 - 15 January 2016
Irvine, CA, USA

Informing sustainability science through advances in environmental decision making

Wolfgang Lutz will give a keynote at this workshop organized by the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Albert Einstein Memorial, USA © Dinhhang | Dreamstime

Albert Einstein Memorial, USA © Dinhhang | Dreamstime

Under the title "Transition toward Sustainability after 15 Years: Where Do We Stand in Advancing the Scientific Foundation", this workshop brings together leading scientists to discuss progress in sustainability science during the last 15 years, identify potential opportunities for advancing the research and use of scientific knowledge to support a transition toward sustainability, and challenges specifically related to establishing metrics/indicators and observations to support sustainability research and practice.

Wolfgang Lutz was invited to give a keynote with the title "Informing Sustainability Science through Advances in Environmental Decision Making and Other Areas of Science". Lutz is one of the leading international demographers, and member of the Committee on Population of the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, elected full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and of the German National Academy Leopoldina, and elected fellow at the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

The outcomes of the workshop will be used to stimulate thinking about new federal research priorities and guide development of future Academies activities related to the science of sustainability.

For more information please visit the Academy's website.

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Wolfgang Lutz

Interim Deputy Director General for Science Directorate - DDG for Science Department

Senior Program Advisor Population and Just Societies Program

Senior Program Advisor Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing Research Group - Population and Just Societies Program

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