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Jan 20-22 2010 New Green Economy $

January[masked] The New Green Economy Ronald Reagan Building (some other locations on January 20 also) by National Council on Science and the Environment The focus of the 2010 National Conference on Science and the Environment -- The New Green Economu -is on solutions – development of a “greenprint” for a sustainable economy. We will look at the role of science (including social and natural sciences as well as engineering) and its application to society in the development of a green society. We look for long-term win-win solutions helping the economy recover in the short term and be sustained in the long term. Our conferences are very interactive. The outcome of the conference will be a set of recommendations on how to move towards a green economy in the US and in the world. Herman Daly -- Professor, University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award- Herman Daly founder of Ecological Economics, University of Maryland Thursday January[masked]pm Herman Daly is an American Economist who began researching the fusion of economics and ecology in the 1970s, highlighting the necessity to consider the laws of nature when structuring an economic system. His work supports the idea that for the human economy to subsist, it must function at a steady state within the productive and assimilative capacity of the Earth’s ecosystem. In 1988, Dr. Daly changed gears and worked as Senior Economist in the Environment Department of the World Bank where he helped design guidelines for sustainable development. In 1994 he resigned, choosing to return to the world of academia, but not before giving his well known farewell speech offering “prescriptions” for the World Bank and their efforts for sustainable development (full speech found at
http://www.whirledban.... Since then, he has been a professor at the School of Public Policy of University of Maryland at College Park. During this time, Daly published several articles that contradicted much of the neoclassical economic general knowledge and also as co-founded the The Journal of Ecological Economics in 1989. Other publications include For the Common Good (co-authored with John B. Cobb, Jr. - 1989; 1994), Steady-State Economics (Freeman, 1977; second edition, Island Press, 1991), and Beyond Growth (Beacon, 1996) (For a full list of publications visit: In 1996, Dr. Daly received the Heineken Prize for Environmental Science awarded by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Right Livelihood Award, Sweden's alternative to the Nobel Prize. In 1999 he was awarded the Sophie Prize (Norway) for contributions in the area of Environment and Development; in 2001 the Leontief Prize for contributions to economic thought, and in 2002 the Medal of the Presidency of the Italian Republic for his work in steady-state economics. [I have advocated the Herman Daly should win the Nobel Prize, if not for economics, then for peace.] Confirmed Speakers: Abby Joseph Cohen – Partner and Chief U.S. Investment Strategist, Goldman, Sachs & Co. Michael Crow -- President, Arizona State University Paul Hawken -- Eco-entrepreneur and widely acclaimed Author Charles Holliday -- Chairman and former CEO, DuPont Rush Holt -- Democratic Representative, New Jersey Tim Jackson -- Economics Commissioner, UK Sustainable Development Commission Van Jones -- Author of "Green Collar Economy" Martha Kanter -- Under Secretary, US Department of Education Mindy Lubber -- President, Ceres Joseph Romm -- Founder and Executive Director, Center for Energy and Climate Solutions Jeff Seabright -- Vice President, Environment & Water Resources, The Coca-Cola Company Damon Silvers -- Policy Director, AFL-CIO Gus Speth -- Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Environmental Studies and Forestry Jessy Tolkan – Executive Director, Energy Action Coalition 2010 National Conference on Science, Policy, and the Environment Vision Statement America and the world are facing a “perfect storm” of economic crisis and looming environmental catastrophe. In many ways, these crises have the same cause – living beyond our means with little thought for the future. The long term solutions may also be the same – transitioning to a healthy, sustainable, fair, low carbon economy. There is currently a lot of attention to the idea of a “green economy.” The Obama administration has already made steps in that direction. However, many questions remain: How do we transform the US into a green economy? How can we help to transform the global economy into a green economy? Can a green economy be created piecemeal by activity within sectors, or by facility types e.g. hospitals and churches? What are the roles of science and technology in preparing for and transitioning to a green economy? How can entrepreneurship speed the transition from discovery to the marketplace? What are the roles of education and training? What is the role of “green infrastructure” and ecosystem goods and services to a green economy? How does green investment and green jobs help with short-term economic recovery and long term economic transition? Diana Bauer Environmental Engineer/ Sustainability Team Lead, EPA/ORD/NCER Mark Bernstein Managing Director, University of Southern California Energy Institute Jim Buizer Director of Strategic Institutional Advancement, Arizona State University Paul Bunje Executive Director, Center for Climate Change, UCLA Jeff Carpenter Senior Portfolio Manager, Development Capital Networks Meghan Chapple-Brown Director of Sustainability, George Washington University Jeff Cook President, Wendling Strategies, LLC Anita Cummings U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Brian Czech Virginia Tech and CASSE Rob Dietz Executive Director, CASSE Tom Dietz Professor, Environmental Science and Policy, Michigan State University John Fernandez Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, Building Technology Program, MIT Portugal Program Warren Flint Principal, Five E's Unlimited Sally Kane Independent Sandra Knight Director of Policy, Planning and Evaluation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ida Kubiszewski University of Vermont Todd Kuiken Research Associate, Project on Emerging Nanotechnology, Woodrow Wilson Internatinoal Center for Scholars Jeffrey Leonard President, Global Environment Fund Mac Lynch Program Associate, Apollo Alliance Carol Lynn MacCurdy Independent Tony Michaels Managing Partner and Director, Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC Joan Michelson Independent Mark Nechodom USDA Forest Service Leanne Smith Nurse Program Analyst, National Center for Environmental Innovation, US EPA Kathryn Papp Associate Senior Fellow, National Council for Science and the Environment Malka Pattison US Department of the Interior Lori A. Perine Senior Vice President and Co-Founder at; Principal at Interpretech, LLC Deborah Rowe Professor, Energy Technology and Business, Oakland Community College Carl Shapiro USGS Science Impact Site: Understanding the Role of Science in Public Decisionmaking Jim Tate Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute Carolyn Teich Senior Program Associate for Office of Economic Development, AACC Jennifer Troke U.S. Department of Labor Advisory Committee Karim Ahmed President, Global Children's Health and Environment Fund Robert Baugh American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) James Boyd Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future Frank Casey Director, Conservation Economics Program, Defenders of WIldlife Chuck Chaitowitz Principal, Global Environmental and Technology Foundation Tony Cortese President, 2nd Nature Kevin Doyle President, The New Green Economy, Inc. Kevin Eckerle Environmental Consultant, Independent Tim Foresman Senior Associate, Johnson Mirmiran and Thompson John (Skip) Laitner Economic Analysis Director, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy David Rejeski Director, Foresight and Governance Project, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Jeff Rickert American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Dan Seligman Former Washington Director, SEIU

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  • Philo C.

    Herman Daly, founder of Ecological Economics, will be honored with lifetime achievement award. He should also be awarded the Nobel Prize, if not for economics, then for peace

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