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Session Moderator/Description
 Urban Transportation
Session 1: Roads Were Not Built For Cars Moderator Heather Boyer, Executive Editor of the Built Environment program at Island Press hosts this conversation about roads and and their close history with bicycles. Ms. Boyer is joined by Carlton Reid, author of Roads Were Not Made for Cars and Executive Editor of BikeBiz, Andy Clarke, President of The League of American Bicyclists, and Martha Roskowski, VP of Local Innovation at PeopleForBikes. Panelists give a historical, contemporary, and forward look at bikes and roads in this webinar recording.
 Weathering Change: Local Solutions for Strong Communities Series
Session 1: Resilient Design: Transitioning to the New Built Environment Moderator Cynthia Greene, Manager, Energy and Climate Unit, U.S. EPA New England hosts Alex Wilson as he provides context for why we need to consider resilience when looking at the built environment during the coming decades. This webinar includes an overview of practical measures that can be implemented today to create more resilient buildings and communities.
Session 2: Assessing Vulnerability of Water Conveyance Infrastructure from a Changing Climate in the Context of a Changing Landscape Moderator Irene Nielson, MPA, Climate Change Coordinator at U.S. EPA New England hosts Michael Simpson as he presents results from NOAA and U.S. EPA funded research from 2007 through 2013, in the context of rural, the peri-urban, and urban watersheds in New England and the upper Midwest. This research examined the hydrologic impact of climate change and land use scenarios on existing water conveyance infrastructure.
Session 3: Green Infrastructure and Flood Resiliency-Land Use Management as an Adaptation Strategy in the Built Environment Moderator Cynthia Veit, Environmental Scientist, U.S. EPA leads this webinar that addresses assessment, planning, and adaptation to not only better prepare for the next emergency, but to sustainably manage flooding, stormwater, and to maintain human health and a vibrant local economy.
Climate Accounting
Session 1: What’s the Deal with the US-China Deal?  Moderator Peter Saundry, Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment leads a discussion with Bob Perciasepe, Tom Peterson, and William Schulte on the US-China climate negotiations, and their historical and potential significance in light of existing and expected U.S. and China policy.
Renewable Energy
Session 1: State of Renewable Energy Moderator Peter Saundry, Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment leads a discussion with panelists Mike Carr, Reid Detchon, and Michael Brower.
Session 2: The US Federal Agency Market:Meeting Energy Reduction and Renewable Energy Mandates  Moderator Karla Perri, Spectrum Group and former Assistant Deputy Undersecretary for Environment at DoD, leads a discussion with panelists Tim Unruh, Kevin Kampschroer, Kate Brandt and Lisa Jung.
Session 3: Renewable Energy Technology Applicability Moderator Paul Sheldon, Senior Advisor with GreenPrisons, leads a discussion with panelists Daniel Gerdes, Charlie Slavik, and Doug Young.
Session 4: Effective Marriage of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Moderator Robert Sullivent, Area General Manager with Johnson Controls, hosts Jerry Elmblad in this webinar.
Session 5: The Intersection of the Microgrid, Renewable Energy, and Storage Moderator Todd FoleyAmerican Council on Renewable Energy leads a discussion with panelists Michael Huerta, David Hague, and Ryan Wartina.
Session 6:Public Private Partnerships Moderator Roger Feldman, Director of the American Council on Renewable Energy, leads a discussion with panelists Jeff Eckel and Seth Miller Gabriel.
Session 7: Leading Edge of New Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies Coming to the Market Moderator Gary Dirks, Director of LightWorks, Arizona State University, leads a discussion with panelists Chris Brown, Graham Stevens, and Otto Van Geet.
Session 8: Developing the RFP  Moderator Scott Provinse, Director of Government Programs for SunEdison, leads discussion with panelists John Riley and Harry Clark.
Innovative Energy Solutions on Institutional Property Moderator Larry Simpson, Project Manager at Willdan Energy Solutions, leads this look into research and work at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory‘s work with panelists Brett Oakleaf and Otto Van Geet, Senior Engineers at NREL.
International Environmental Security
Session 1: Potential for Conflicts in the Arctic Moderator Elizabeth Chalecki, Research Fellow with the Stimson Center leads discussion with co-hosts Robert Huebert, Capt. Charles Cashin, and Harlan Doliner to examine the potential security and ecological ramifications of increased Arctic transit.
Session 2: International Water Security Moderator Elizabeth Chalecki, Research Fellow with the Stimson Center leads a discussion with panelists Marcus King, Mohamed Chebaane, and K. Todd Chamberlain to examine the issue of diminishing access to clean water in many parts of the world.
Session 4: International Food Security Moderator Elizabeth Chalecki, Research Fellow with the Stimson Center leads a discussion with panelists Michael Kugelman, Captain Jim Settele, Joanna Spear, and John Lamb to address Food Security using the hypothetical of the Saudi government leases a large tract of land in Ethiopia to grow food for export.
Single Session
Innovative Approaches to Sustainability Education at U.S. Universities Webinar: How to Prepare Future Sustainability Leaders Moderator Shirley Vincent, Director of CEER of National Council of Science and the Environment, hosts this webinar, where attendees learn how leading U.S. universities provide future sustainability leaders with the modern education they need now, and in order to move the sustainability field forward. The webinar was designed for educators, practitioners, students, and parents of future leaders.
Recommendations from the Resilience & Preparedness Task Force Webinar

Moderator Ira Feldman, President and Senior Counsel, greentrack strategies, University of Pennsylvania, and Climate Adaptation Scholars (TM) leads discussion with members of President Obama’s Resilience & Preparedness Task Force to present the Task Force’s report and recommendations made to the White House.

The Case for New Climate Change Metrics

Moderator Bill Karsell, Chair, US Sub-Technical Advisory Group (ST5) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) subcommittee on Life Cycle Assessment leads this discussion bringing viewers up-to-speed on the latest climate science, the limits of current climate accounting methods, and how new, updated climate metrics can overcome these hurdles, and also provide new insights into the identification of effective climate mitigation solutions.

Community Engagement on Climate Response Decisions – The COAST Model Samuel Merrill and Jonathan “J.T.” Lockman, President and Vice President of Environmental Planning with Catalysis Adaptation Partners present and explain COAST.
National Climate Assessment Series
The National Climate Assessment Recommendations and Implications Moderator Kathy Jacobs, Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, University of Arizona, formerly, Director of the National Climate Assessment, and Assistant Director for Climate Assessments and Adaptation, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy leads this examination.
Preparing the Nation for Change: Building a Sustained National Climate Assessment Process Moderator James Buizer, Professor & Director of Climate Adaptation and International Development, University of Arizona leads discussion with Sharon Hays, Amy Luers, Richard Moss, and Anne Waple.
Creating a Long-Term Vision: The Sustained Climate Assessment Moderator Jim Buizer, Director of the Climate Adaptation and International Development Program in the Institute of the Environment at the University of Arizona leads this discussion.
Findings from the National Climate Assessment  Moderator David Hales, President and CEO of Second Nature and NCADAC member, hosts Kathy Jacobs, T.C. Richmond, and Jim Buizer, to explain the NCA process and the importance of the assessment’s findings.
Implications of the National Climate Assessment  Moderator David Hales, President and CEO of Second Nature and NCADAC member, hosts Lynne Carter, Mark Shafer, and Sue Tierney, to look at regional findings, climate adaptation, and energy implications.
Professional Sustainability Certification
Sustainability in Your Sector: Exploring the Potential of Professional Sustainability Certification Moderator Ira Feldman, President and Senior Counsel, greentrack strategies, hosts Marsha Willard, Jeff Soule, Felicia Braunstein, Mitchell Thomashow, Larry Falkin, Rich Goode, and Ed Pinero to discuss the merits and disadvantages of creating an industry standard in sustainability
Structuring Sustainability: What would a Professional Certification look like? Moderator Ira Feldman, President and Senior Counsel, greentrack strategies, hosts Ron Leighton, Bill Meffert, Elisa Kahn, and K.J. McCorry to look at certification scheme structures from other disciplines.
Urbanization in a Growing World Series
Session 1: Urbanization and Growth on a Finite Planet Moderator Jay Knott, Abt Associates’ Executive Vice President for Global Business, hosts Judy Baker, Susan Wachter, Eugenie Birch, Blair Ruble, Susan Hill, and Carlos Martín, to introduce challenges posed by climate change and rapid urbanization.
Session 2: Food Security in an Urbanizing World Moderator Constantin Abarbieritei, Abt Associates’ Division Vice President, International Economic Growth, hosts Alan Kelly, Ed Keturakis, and Charles Godfray, to explore food system challenges.
Session 3: Growing Urban Infrastructure with a Shrinking Footprint Moderator Rodolfo Camacho, Abt Associates’ Vice President, International Economic Growth Division, hosts Eugenie Birch, Jerry Stedge, Georges Darido, and Joe Lombardo, to discuss energy, transportation, water, and housing infrastructure challenges and innovative approaches.
Session 4: Climate Change is in our Business: Urbanization and Economic Growth in the 21st Century Moderator Constantin Abarbieritei, Abt Associates’ Division Vice President, International Economic Growth, hosts Marc A. Weiss, Michele Laird, Djordjija Petkoski, and Mathew Forstater, to look at the business case for sustainability at different scales in the public and private sectors.
 Session 5: Governing Climate Change: Shifting Priorities in Urban  Moderator Andrew Stoeckle, Abt Associates’ Vice President, International Economic Division, hosts Marcia Gowen Trump, Adhir Kackar, Sam Merrill to talk about smart growth and community engagement.
Session 6: Shaping Urban Resilience: How Government and Non-government organizations Work Together in Disaster Response and Preparedness Moderator Peter Saundry, Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment hosts Ellis Stanley, Kevin F. Kelley, Joe Ruiz, and Daniel Craig, to discuss collaboration to improve disaster response.
Session 7: Community Shared Solar and Urban Neighborhoods  Moderator Dave Beumi, Senior Director, Gehrlicher Solar America leads this discussion on community shared solar and urban neighborhoods.
Session 8: Empowering Communities to Find Resilient Solutions to Extreme Events Moderator Lucy Moore, President of Lucy Moore Associates, Inc. leads this webinar on communities finding resilience in the face of extreme events.
Session 9: A Conversation With Vancouver Deputy City Manager, Sadhu Johnston, About Sustainability Leadership In this 60 minute online interview SSF’s Managing Director, Ed Saltzberg, leads a discussion with Sadhu Johnston about what Vancouver and other cities, collaborating as part of The Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), are doing that can be emulated by municipalities across the globe.
Session 10: A Conversation with NYC’s Chief Urban Designer Alexandros Washburn In this 60 minute online conversation with Alexandros Washburn, Ed Saltzberg is joined by Antioch University New England’s Department of Environmental Studies Director, Michael Simpson, to lead the interview.
Session 11: Connecting Oceans and Cities: Rethinking a Crucial Relationship to Drive Innovative and Sustainable Urban Development  Moderator Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, and University of Delaware author and marine affairs expert, Richard Burroughs, explore the connections between urban design, resource extraction, and educating urbanites about the wonders of oceans – and the impacts that emerging, coastal-focused practices can advance economies, social cohesion, and public health.
Session 12: Transforming Communities through Urban Architecture: A Conversation with Jaime Lerner and Hilary Brown Moderator Jaime Lerner leads this conversation with Hilary Brown to examine why changes to a community don’t need to be large-scale and expensive to have a transformative impact.
Session 13:  Designing and Planning for Healthy Cities – A Conversation With Richard Jackson, Tim Beatley and Georges Benjamin Moderator Georges Benjamin, Executive Director of APHA, hosts panelists Richard Jackson and Tim Beatley to discuss creating cities that are compelling and healthy places to live, work, and play.
Session 14:  The Tactical Urbanism Movement: Short-term Action for Long-term Change Moderator David Weinberger, City Partnerships Director at ioby leads this examination of tactical urbanism with Michael Lydon, co-author of Tactical Urbanism, and fellow urban experts Valerie Watson of LA DOT, and Alexandros Washburn, professor and founding director of the Center for Coastal Resilience and Urban Xcellence (CRUX) at the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Run up to Rio +20 Series
Session 1: Increasing Collaboration to Build a Sustainable Future Moderator Georges Dyer, Vice President of Second Nature, leads this discussion with Chantal Line Carpentier, Alan Hecht, Paul Rowland, Roy Koch, Rose Johnson, Dennis McGinn, Jennifer Layke, and Neil Hawkins, to look at how industry and higher education can collaborate to move us toward Rio +20 goals
The Importance of Rio +20 Moderator Ira Feldman, President and Senior Counsel, greentrack strategies, leads this discussion featuring Amy Fraenkel, Felix Dodds, Chris Turner, and Lawrence Gumbiner giving public, private, and non-profit perspectives on expectations for Rio + 20.
Adaptions to Protect Security in a Changing Climate Series
Session 1: Adaptation and Security in a Changing Climate Moderator Eileen Shea, Chief of NOAA’s Climate Data Center, hosts Lynne Carter, Missy Stults, and Rowan Douglas, in an overview discussion to set the stage for the rest of the series.
Session 2: Food and Water Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate Moderator G. Tracy Mehan, Former EPA Office of Water Assistant Administrator and Cadmus Group Principle, hosts Peter Gleick, Ed Pinero, and Jay Knott, to discuss climate threats to potential shifts in the food and water supply.
Session 3: Infrastructure Adaptations in a Changing Climate Moderator Lynn Scarlett, Former Department of Interior Deputy Secretary and Co-Director of RFF’s Center for the Management of Ecological Wealth, hosts Lindene Patton, Pau Harrison, and Kevin Shafer, to talk about local and regional solutions.
Session 4: Climate Change and Health – Risks, Preparedness, and Transformation  Jonathan Patz, MD, MPH, Director of Global Environmental Health at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, hosts Doctors Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Ann Lion, Andy Haines, and Alistair Woodward, to discuss the co-benefits to human health of mitigating climate change.
Session 5: Economic Vitality in a Changing Climate City sustainability planners Karen Weigert and Lykke Leonardsen, from Chicago and Copenhagen join insurance, investment, and financing innovators Jeb Brugmann, Mindy Lubber, and Lindene Patton, to discuss uccessful infrastructure and capacity building investments that are meeting the dual goals of sustainability and economic vitality.
Water Management Series
Session 1: Bottomland Ecosystems Restoration Moderator Patrick McGinnis, Water Resources Team Leader with The Horinko Group, hosts Charles Deutsch, Mickey Heitmeyer, and Lyle Guyon, to talk about adaptive management of natural systems.
Session 2: Civic Engagement – A Tool for Optimizing Community Water Resources Moderator Anne Lewis, Director of America’s Waterways, explains what she and her panel of public engagement experts cover in sustainable water management practices, with Robyn Colosimo, Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, and Tim Bonnemann.
Session 3: Raising Water Resource Awareness in the Next Generation Moderator Patty Hagen PhD, Executive Director, The Audubon Center at Riverlands, hosts Kimberly Rea, Marcia Lochmann, and Rebecca Steiner, to discuss how to organize around water.
Session 4: The Mississippi River: ​Is Sustainable Infrastructure a Watershed Solution? Moderator ​Robert Sinkler, ​Director of Water Infrastructure ​at ​The Nature Conservancy ​hosts this conversation about sustainable infrastructure as a watershed solution, particularly using the Envision™ framework, with William Bertera, Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, and Anne Lewis, Founder and Director of America’s Waterway.
Industry and Sustainability Series
Session 1: GSA’s 2011 Green Building Priorities Moderator Karla Perri, Principal, The Spectrum Group and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Environment, hosts Bob Wassman, Darlene Pope, and Kevin Kampschroer, to talk about green building priorities.
Session 2: Growing Your Business Through Corporate Sustainability, The Walmart and Waste Management Story Moderator Tim Fields, former EPA Assistant Administrator, hosts Richard Daley from Wal-Mart and Sue Briggum from Waste Management to talk about corporate sustainability programs.

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