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Jan 20-22 2010 New Green Economy $

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January 20-21-21 2010
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 21 2010 530pm
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

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

Tony Michaels
Managing Partner and Director, Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC

Joan Michelson

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