Security & Sustainability Forum

Webinar Library

The Library organizes the 200 SSF webinars into series supported by sponsors. There are also some one off sponsored. Click the webinar name below to access the landing page with information about the panel and topic and watch the recording for each webinar.

Go to Webinar Tracks to access the webinars by sustainability category. The search feature in the upper right of each page is another way to find webinars by key words.

Session Description
2024 Webinars
The Next Climate Frontier – Industrial Decarbonization

Join LightWorks at Arizona State University, ASU’s EPIXC, funded by DOE, and the Security and Sustainability Forum, and be part of an enlightening discussion about overcoming barriers to accelerate industrial decarbonization.
Recalibrating Our Economic Compass: Embracing Circularity for a Healthy Planet

Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and Routledge to engage in a meaningful dialogue with three seminal circularity leaders about the future of our economy and how they are helping companies take full lifecycle responsibility for their materials of production.
2023 Webinars
US Hydrogen Policy - Imperative for Global Security and Sustainability

Join Amb. Andras Simonyi (Ph.D.) and SSF's Ed Saltzberg in conversation with Landon Derentz, senior director and Morningstar Chair for Global Energy Security at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center. They will explore the intricate connections between sustainable energy, industrial innovation, safeguarding the nation's future, and maintaining a competitive edge on the global stage.
The Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Antwerp is the second-largest port in Europe and the largest chemical cluster in the European Union. Mr. Vandermeiren has a long career in the energy sector in Belgium and is a pioneer and proponent of sustainability and energy transition.
How a New Climate Language Can Create a Compelling Story of Humanity's Restoration of a Safe Climate

An engaging and thought-provoking webinar featuring the eminent Herb Simmens, former Executive Director of the New Jersey State Planning Commission, as we celebrate the launch of the second edition of his remarkable book, "A Climate Vocabulary of the Future."
Bridging the Last Internet Mile in Rural Communities: A Whole Community Approach

The webinar will also provide practical guidance on developing effective strategies for addressing this critical issue. Whether you are a community leader, policymaker, or interested citizen, we invite you to join us for this vital conversation.
From Budapest to Washington: Examining the Erosion of Democracy 

This captivating webinar brings together two distinguished global security leaders to share their perspectives on crucial security topics.
Unlocking the Potential of Digital Climate Entrepreneurship 

Join LightWorks at Arizona State University and the Security and Sustainability Forum in a 90-minute exploration of how the digital climate tech landscape is evolving
Decarbonizing Real Estate - Today and Tomorrow 

In this 60-minute webinar, Smita Chandra Thomas, founder of Energy Shrink and the instructor for GWU’s online course on Decarbonizing Buildings, convenes a discussion of CRE business, technology, and policy decarbonization solutions available and what is on the horizon
Will Nuclear Save the Green Transition? 

Dr. Alfredo Caro will provide a broad overview of nuclear technology at present, its challenges and opportunities as seen in different parts of the world, the most advanced examples being developed worldwide, and the news in this field that captures the attention of the public, the press, and the investors. 
Rebuilding in an Age of Constant Disasters – Insights from Florida after Hurricane Ian

What needs to change, and how should climate risks be considered in Florida from policy, insurance, and investment standpoints? Are there national and global lessons from Florida's development responses? Let's find out from insurance and financial experts. Some of their answers will surprise you.
2022 Webinars
Reflections on the War Through the Eyes of GW Friends in Ukraine

My colleagues at George Washington University have worked with the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food on a climate adaptation collaboration. The Russian invasion put that on hold. Several of our Ukrainian friends have made time next Thursday to talk about their experiences during the war and answer audience questions about the state of the Ukrainian people and the damage to infrastructure and the environment in their homeland.
Sixty Minutes with Danish Wind Innovator, Henrik Stiesdal

In his 60-minute talk at the Environmental and Energy Management Institute at George Washington University's School of Engineering and Applied Science, Henrik took the audience on a compelling journey on how to accelerate the deployment of clean energy at a massive scale.
Ditch the Guesswork in Verifying GHG Emissions

Listen to SSF, Floodlight, and Smart Contract to learn how to use a combination of sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, aerial assessments, and satellite-based assessments to measure and validate real data.
Germany’s Hard Choice: How to balance short-term energy needs and long-term security

András Simonyi, former Hungarian Minister to the United States and NATO, sits down with Christian Democratic Union (CDU)’s shadow minister for energy, Jens Spahn. They will discuss Germany’s future in the face of war, the Russian energy crisis, climate change, and the implications for the European Union and the Western Alliance.
Russia’s War, the World's Food: The Successes and Challenges of Ukrainian Agricultural Producers Midst the War

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to hear directly from the Ukrainian farming community about the status of agricultural production, what is needed to sustain production, and what will be required after winning the war.
Decarbonizing Buildings - A primer for the systems thinker

Smita Chandra Thomas is the founder and principal of Energy Shrink – a Washington DC consulting practice focused on decarbonizing buildings for international, national, and local clients.
Measuring the Business Value of Resilience

According to a recent study led by Noah Dormady of The Ohio State University, investing in resilience tactics can dramatically reduce these losses. Noah is an energy and environmental economist and public policy scholar. Joseph Fiksel will moderate the session.
Shovel Worthy, Not Just Shovel Ready

Join LightWorks at Arizona State University and the Security and Sustainability Forum for challenges and strategies for federal and state infrastructure spending combined with private finance for long-term, sustainable progress toward rural community utility and public welfare goals. 
Collaborating for Resilience

Drawn from Ann Goodman’s and Nilda Mesa’s new book, "Collaborating for Climate Resilience" (Routledge, 2021), this webinar is designed to spark participants’ thinking—and, eventually, doing--on how to deal with one of the most challenging issues of climate adaptation
Current Global Outlook on Planet Earth

Dr. Karim Ahmed has been at the forefront of planetary health science and policy. In this 90-minute lecture, Dr. Ahmed presents the data and insights on how we arrived at this unprecedented moment in human history in an accessible educational format.  
ASU 2021/22 Data Solutions for Decarbonization
Doubling Down on Data: Giving You the Edge in Agriculture

Farming, technology, and research experts examine the role of data and data interoperability to improve farm profitability and reduce the impact of agriculture on global warming and the planet's health.  ASU LightWorks sponsors the session.
Decarbonize with Big Data - why should I give you my data, and what do I get?

Join LightWorks at ASU and SSF in a 90-minute discussion about data, trust, and reducing industry's carbon footprint by exploring the concepts of a "Library for Carbon Data" and other methods to make data sharing attractive to those who own it and those who need it to make climate-smart decisions.
Implications for the Future
Episode 2 of SSF's Implications for the Future Series: Sixty Minutes with Richard Heinberg
In the Second Episode in the series Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow and Energy Analyst at the Post Carbon Institute, joins Ed in a discussion about the urgent need to transition to not just a different energy regime but a different basis for human habitation on the planet.
Episode 1: Time to Rethink Our Technology Choices

This Webinar is focused on the implication of actions taken now on the planet's future health and human well-being.
Global Electronics Council Circularity Series
Sustainable Consumption at COP 26: Implementing SDG 12

Join SSF and the Global Electronics Council to delve deeper into the role of sustainable purchasing at COP26 and how to engage in a new GEC Global Campaign to coalesce individual and country initiatives into global demand for sustainable and circular technology products & services that mitigate climate change and create jobs.
Society’s Global Appetite for Technology Accelerates Climate Change and E-Wastes

Join GEC and SSF in a 90-minute webinar addressing how sustainable purchasing practices can accelerate the technology industry’s pathway to net-zero energy and planet friendlier products and waste management practices.
Clean Energy State Policy Market Drivers
How Clean Energy State Policy Attracts Businesses and Capital

The third webinar in this ASU series convenes energy policy officials from several states to discuss how they use state clean energy goals and requirements to support a pro-clean air, pro-growth economy to attract new businesses and investments in their states.
The Economic Development Power of Clean Energy - Arizona Example

ASU and SSF convene economic development, utility managers, and municipal leaders who highly prize their sustainability commitments to discuss how supportive renewable policy in Arizona can be a driver of local economic vitality.
Can Clean Energy be a Business Magnet for the State of Arizona?

Companies are increasingly seeking to source electricity from renewable sources as part of their commitment to move toward zero carbon emissions. In Arizona, natural gas, nuclear, and coal currently provide 89% of net energy generation, but the state has an abundance of wind and solar resources that could meet this growing demand with supportive state renewable energy policies.
Green Purchasing
Purchasing Power: How Government Can Lead the Way to a Low-Carbon Economy

By favoring low-carbon choices in buildings, vehicles, energy, and other purchases, the public sector can lead the way to achieve a low-carbon economy and our Paris Climate Agreement goals. Through sheer volume, governments have the power to radically expand the market for climate-friendly purchases, shift supply chain decisions, and shape consumer markets for a low carbon economy.
ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Festival
How CSOs Can Improve the Capacity and Capability to Meet Net Zero Goals

Learn what risks are relevant in making good carbon reduction/offset decisions and how your actions can engage stakeholders inside and outside your organization.
Data Centers as leaders in the Zero Carbon Economy

Learn how they (data centers) are working with other companies in their ecosystems – where are the opportunities and where are the risks.
Army Resilience Series
The New Army Installation Strategy

Join George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute in a 90- minute exploration of installation level resilience challenges and solutions. with Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installation, Energy and the Environment) top officials and industry resilience experts.
Army Installation Resilience Challenges and Opportunities to Advance Mission Readiness

The session will review the objectives of the Strategy to advance critical installation capabilities required to support Army operations in a persistently contested homeland and meet the expectations of an all-volunteer force. The session will also discuss new opportunities for business, research, and communities.
Public Health 101
Information, Data, and Tools to Support COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in Underserved Communities
Watch the American Public Health Association, the GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health, MDB, and SSF, in a free 90-minute webinar explaining tools and approaches to raise vaccination rates in underserved communities.
Vaccine Manufacturing 101
Milken Institute, MDB, and SSF, convene vaccine research, manufacturing, and regulatory experts to answer these questions and provide you with important insights into the science and engineering behind vaccinology.
Public Health 101: How US Public Health Works
This webinar explores the federal, state, and local public health infrastructure in the United States and explains the roles and responsibilities of public health agencies and their interactions with the hospital system and emergency medical services. The speaker will also discuss the 10 essential services of public health that all communities should undertake.
Populations at Risk
Energy Democracy and Empowerment
How can we achieve that goal? How do we create space for communities to imagine and contribute to debates about energy futures and find ways to diversify ownership of energy? How can we scale programs for national impact?
Right of Way: How Racial and Class Disparities Created a Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America
In the last ten years, there has been a 50 percent increase in pedestrian deaths. In 2018 alone more than 6,000 people were killed while walking in America. Join SSF, Island Press, and sustainable transportation expert and author of “Right of Way”, Angie Schmitt, to examine this important issue.
George Washington University Sustainability and Resilience Series
All Sides of Energy Resilience – What professionals need to know
Security and Sustainability Forum invites you to join the George Washington University Energy Resilience Certificate instructors for a 75-minute discussion introducing the program and how energy systems are changing to meet climate resilience and energy security challenges.  
Prepare Yourself to be a More Effective Professional in the New Net Zero World - GWU Professional Education
You can earn the prestigious GWU Environmental and Energy Management Institute Energy Resilience Certificate (ERC) or the soon to be offered Advanced Energy Resilience Certificate (AERC). Designed by industry experts, the certificates help professionals to be better leaders, energy advisors, decisionmakers, investors, regulators, and educators. EEMI certificates formally recognize your development and commitment to advancing your professional energy knowledge and skills.
How to Design, Finance and Integrate Renewables in the Power Grid
The power grid is an interconnected system designed and operated to satisfy the demand for electricity at all times, no matter how demand is changing (up or down; slowly or very quickly). Each power generation project, which is interconnected into the power grid, affects the grid, and is affected by the grid.
Energy Storage Technologies: Developments, Issues and Outlook
A review of the status of energy storage technologies (batteries, hydro, electrolysis and new innovations) and the implication for energy project financing
Turning Random Acts of Greenness into Corporate Systems Thinking – Sixty Minutes with Jimmy Jia and Joseph Fiksel
Join me, Jimmy Jia and Joseph Fiksel from the George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute in a sixty-minute discussion about turning random acts of responsible corporate action into a coherent program to reduce energy usage, improve corporate operations, meet social responsibility goals and apply systems thinking to embrace change and thrive in a turbulent world.
60 minutes with Joseph Fiksel – Enterprise Resilience: Embracing Change in a Turbulent World
The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) “Global Risks Report” identifies and analyzes a broad range of risk factors that may impact global economic development, ranging from climate change to technological failures to political unrest. Join author, educator and resilience expert Joseph Fiksel for a sixty-minute discussion about “Enterprise Resilience – Embracing Change in a Turbulent World."
Tracking and Steering the Global Green Transition Series with Hazel Henderson
Sixty Minutes with Hazel Henderson and Kate Raworth

Join ecological economist and futurist, Hazel Henderson, in a 60 minutes dialogue with Kate Raworth an English economist working for the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. She is known for her work on 'doughnut economics', an economic model that balances essential human needs and planetary boundaries.
Steering Societies Beyond GDP to the SDGs with Hazel Henderson and Green Banker Ken LaRoe

Feb 24, 2021
This webinar in the SSF series, Steering Society Beyond GDP to the SDGs, with ecological economist and futurist Hazel Henderson featured green bank executive Ken LaRoe.
Sixty Minutes with Hazel Henderson on Science Based Investing

Join SSF in a sixty minute webinar with Hazel Henderson, world renowned futurist, evolutionary economist, worldwide syndicated columnist, and leader in sustainable development. We will discuss science-based investing, which is the focus of the 2019/20 addition of her Green Transition Scorecard Report.
Leadership : Media Uplifting the Human Spirit & Society with Ravi Chaudhry and Hazel Henderson
Ravi Chaudhry and Hazel Henderson will examine the responsibility of media in the global sustainability movement showcasing the winners of the EthicMark Awards over the past ten year
Steering Societies Beyond GDP to the SDGs with Hazel Henderson and Claudine Schneider
This webinar with ecological economist and futurist Hazel Henderson will address how the UN SDGs can and should replace GDP as the basis for valuing society leading to an economy based on planet protection and human wellbeing.
Sixty Minutes with Hazel Henderson and Solarcentury Founder, Jeremy Leggett
Watch ecological economist and futurist, Hazel Henderson, in a 60 minutes dialogue about climate change, energy transitions, and the state of the global economy with Jeremy Leggett
Beyond GDP to SDGs with Hazel Henderson and Vicki Robin
Learn why money isn’t what you think it is and why that matters to life on Earth. Join Vicki Robin coauthor of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence is the guest.
Pandemics: Lessons Looking Back From 2050: A Discussion with Hazel Henderson
Hazel Henderson and Fritjof Capra just published a new article providing the insights of two futurists and global sustainable leaders on where the world can be heading after the COVID 19 pandemic.
The Global Shift to local, healthier plant-based food
Sixty Minutes with Hazel and Frances Moore Lappé – about the fallacy of food scarcity, responsible government, and food security lessons from the pandemic.
Tracking and Steering the Global Green Transition with Chris Skroupa and Hazel Henderson
Sixty Minutes with Hazel and Mathis Wackernagel – about how companies can help humanity succeed.
One Planet Prosperity Webinar with Mathis Wackernagel and Hazel Henderson
Sixty Minutes with Hazel and Mathis Wackernagel – about how companies can help humanity succeed.
Leadership In Our Time
Challenges facing the European Union…why it matters to America
A conversation with Daniel Calleja Director-General of the Legal Service of the European Commission
Public Health Lessons From the European Union
The Director-General for Health and Food Security, Sandra Gallina, joins Ambassador András Simonyi and GW's Ed Saltzberg in the 14th Leadership in Our Times Series hosted by George Washington University.
Sixty Minutes with the European Commission Director-General of Research and Innovation
Don't miss the opportunity to eavesdrop on two global leaders discussing critical investment and R&D programs in energy, environment, health, and information technology.
Norway Shows the Way: How social inclusion pays off
Join SSF and Ambassador András Simonyi in the next webinar in the George Washington University Leadership in Our Time series. In this session, András will host Norway's Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion, Hadia Tajik
Sixty Minutes with Fiona Hill and András Simonyi
Join George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum for the tenth webinar in the Leadership in Our Time webinar series with Fiona Hill, a Senior Fellow at Brookings and former National Security Council official
From Vikings to Wind Turbines - Denmark's journey toward sustainability
Join George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum for the eighth webinar in SSF's Leadership in Our Time webinar series with Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Ambassador András Simonyi.
Sixty Minutes with Tom Tugendhat, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, with András Simonyi
Join George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum in a sixty-minute discussion between Tom Tugendhat and Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Ambassador András Simonyi. They will discuss the future of UK foreign policy, US-UK relationship, UK-Europe relations, threats from China and Russia, and the future of democracy.
Sixty Minutes with Plug Power CEO, Andy Marsh
Join SSF and George Washington University in a discussion on the future of clean energy and new technologies. Andy Marsh joined Plug Power as President and CEO in April 2008 at Plug Power. He is bringing the hydrogen fuel cell market from concept to commercialization.
Sixty Minutes With California Lt Governor Eleni Kounalakis
Join George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum for the seventh webinar in the Leadership in Our Time webinar series. California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis will be interviewed by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Ambassador András Simonyi.
Sixty Minutes with Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport for the European Commission
Join George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum for the sixth webinar in the Leadership in Our Time webinar series. Henrik Hololei will be interviewed by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Ambassador András Simonyi.
Sixty Minutes with Mauro Petriccione, Director-General for Climate Action of the European Commission
Feb 26, 2021
Watch the George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum for the fifth webinar in SSF’s Leadership in Our Time webinar series. Mauro Petriccione will be interviewed by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Amb. András Simonyi.
Amb. András Simonyi and Ditte Juul-Jørgensen, Director General for Energy of the European Commission
Join the Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) and George Washington University (GWU) in the fourth webinar in the Leadership in our Time series. This session is a discussion between Ditte Juul-Jørgensen Atlantic Council Senior Fellow, Ambassador András Simonyi.
Sixty Minutes with Reinhardt Bütikofer of the German Alliance 90/The Greens
Join George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum for the third webinar in the Leadership in Our Time webinar series. Reinhard Bütikofer will be interviewed by diplomat András Simonyi.
Future of Europe and the Transatlantic
Join George Washington University and the Security and Sustainability Forum Registration for the second webinar in the Leadership in Our Time webinar series which is with EU Commission Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič and diplomat András Simonyi. The discussion will include Europe’s COVID response, carbon commitments, Arctic issues and US relations, among others.
Leadership in Our Time: Sixty Minutes with Michael Chertoff and András Simonyi
Join the Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) and the George Washington University (GWU) Environmental and Energy Management Institute in a discussion on global cooperation in a post COVID-19 world in the fight against pandemics, global warming, the efforts to stop the backsliding of democracies and the challenge of an ever more assertive China.
ASU Series on Planetary Heat
Reducing the Impacts of Extreme Heat: A Global Perspective
Extreme heat is a hazard to human health and well-being. The health impacts of extreme heat are dependent on individual coping capacity, personal-to-city-level heat mitigation strategies, and access to cooling infrastructure, among other complex factors.
Health & Equity Impacts of Extreme Heat
In this second SSF Extreme Heat webinar of the summer, international experts will explore the understanding of urban and personal heat mitigation strategies to lessen impacts, providing global viewpoints and best-practices, with an emphasis on the use of new knowledge and preparations to reduce future life and economic losses.
How Smart Systems can Power Our De-Carbonized Future
Can I trust Alexa? What is a Trustworthy Smart System
Join Microsoft and ASU thought leaders exploring the technology – human interface and how to get the most out of that ecosystem.
Better Food, Less Carbon in the New Digital Economy
Panelist from John Deere, Land O’Lakes and the Farmers Business Network explore opportunities to lower carbon emissions, improve biodiversity, and increase the resilience of foods systems world-wide by digitally connecting it from soil to fork.
Using Design Thinking to Address Global Challenges, Effectively Use AI, and Collaborate on Decarbonization
In this webinar we pose the question to design leaders Karel Vredenburg, Director of Design at IBM and Cheryl Heller, Director of Design Integration with Arizona State University; Adam Cutler, Distinguished Designer, AI and Cognitive Enterprise, IBM; and Susanne Jones, Executive Partner for iX Customer Engagement and Design at IBM – How can design thinking be used to transform the culture and operations of an organization to address global challenges, to effectively embrace AI, and to foster effective collaboration to design a New Carbon Economy?
How Companies are Using Digital Technologies to Meet Their Carbon Reduction Commitments
The second webinar in the ASU LightWorks series will explore how to bring systems thinking into the design of programs to decarbonize industrial processes and systems.
Fast Forward To the New Carbon Economy
Towards a 20 GT Negative CO2 Emissions Industry

This webinar will examine policy, price signals, incentives and other drivers. We will address gaps in the innovation pipeline, including what is needed to create new markets for carbon.
Power to the People with Minigrids: Innovative Technologies and Investment Strategies that are Bringing Solar Energy to Rural Communities

Join LightWorks at ASU and SSF in a 90-minute webinar exploring innovations in financing off grid (Minigrids) energy solutions in remote villages that can spark economic development and lead to sustainable rural energy markets.
Climate Action Planning and Tools
Vacant to Vibrant: Embedding green space in neighborhoods to clean water, cool cities, and bring equitable prosperity

Sandra Albro offers practical insights through her experience leading the five-year Vacant to Vibrant project, which piloted the creation of green infrastructure networks in Gary, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Buffalo, New York.
Killer Heat in the United States_ Climate Choices and the Future of Dangerously Hot Days

The United States is facing a potentially staggering expansion of dangerous heat over the coming decades. Join SSF, Antioch University New England’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, and UCS scientists in a review of the Killer Heat report methodology, projections and concepts for adaptation.
Corporate Energy Strategies to Thrive in a Decarbonized World

Join SSF and the Environmental and Energy Management Institute at George Washington University (EEMI) in a discussion with energy futurist, author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and educator, Jimmy Jia. Jimmy discusses energy strategy tools to enable attendees to better understand the rapidly converging nexus of energy, carbon and finance.
Climate Action Planning, Creating Low-Carbon Resilient Communities

With climate-related protections and programs under attack at the federal level, it is critical for cities to address climate impacts locally. Every day there are new examples of cities approaching the challenge of climate change in creative and innovative ways—from rethinking transportation, to greening city buildings, to protecting against sea-level rise.

Join the Security and Sustainability Forum, Island Press and the Cadmus Group in a compelling session featuring the authors of “Climate Action Planning, Creating Low-Carbon Resilient Communities.
Faith and Climate Series
Tools to Guide Congregations Through the Energy Transition

This webinar introduces The Sustainability Education and Energy Knowledge-sharing (SEEK) Project, an action research project of the Spirituality and Sustainability Initiative at ASU, and demonstrate the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® for Congregations program.
Juliana vs US – The Youth Climate Suit

The webinar is organized in partnership with the Security and Sustainability Forum, with funding support from the Hanley Foundation. Moderated by President Emeritus of College of the Atlantic and The first webinar in the Faith and Climate Webinar Series with the Parliament of the World’s Religions will begin with faith-based perspectives supporting the plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, the youth climate suit.
The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’

The second webinar in the Faith and Climate Webinar Series will be a discussion with Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam, SDB, author of The Ten Green Commandments of Laudato Si’. This is about Pope Frances’ second encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home,” which asks “every person living on this planet” to begin a dialogue about the future of our world.
Resilience and Disaster Mitigation Series
Disaster Response Lessons Learned in Texas Hear From Texas Officials

Hurricanes Harvey, Ike, Rita, and Dolly plus floods in 2015 and 2016, all alongside wildfires in Texas put the state on the leading edge of disaster preparedness, response and long term recovery.
SSF Master Class Promotions
Previews Resilience Financing Master Class

Join SSF in an introductory webinar to learn about the SSF Master Class program and the first course on “financing resilience” being taught by Joyce Coffee, President of Climate Resilience Consulting.
The New Carbon Economy
Renewable Energy’s Global Trajectory and Can Hydrogen Close the Climate Emissions Gap?

Please join SSF, and our co-hosts, Environmental and Energy Institute at George Washington University and American Renewable Energy Institute in a 60-minute discussion of the renewable energy landscape and the rate of renewable deployment and advancement.
Intergalactic Design – Applying Social Design to Sustainability

Join author and designer Cheryl Heller in a 90-minute webinar, co-sponsored by SSF and Island Press, to explore the principles of social design and how to apply them to vexing societal challenges.
Channeling Philanthropic Capital to Climate Investments

Join Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and Matthew Nordan, Managing Director and co-founder of Prime Coalition, for this 90-minute webinar about how philanthropy can help speed the transition to a clean energy future.
Reframing Carbon Capture and Reuse

LightWorks at Arizona State University is hosting a two-webinar series to examine whether the pace of R&D funding for carbon capture, storage and reuse can be accelerated if it is framed as a social responsibility. How can government, industry and citizens contribute to the social responsibility of meeting the climate imperative by funding the underpinnings of the New Carbon Economy.
Bipartisan Conversation on Pricing Carbon Emissions

Join Senator Sheldon Whitehouse for a discussion of current efforts to price carbon emissions. Co-sponsored by Arizona State University and moderated by Robert Litterman, co-founder of Kepos Capital, this panel will explore questions such as: What is the most promising legislative pathway to pricing carbon emissions? What does a bipartisan solution look like? Where should legislative efforts focus – at the state or federal level?
NCSE/ASU Sustainable Infrastructure & Resilience Series
The Science of Resilience in Decision-Making

Erica Goldman, NSCE Science Policy Director, moderates a discussion of emerging corporate models for managing the impacts of climate change.
Actionable Science Solutions for Local Resilience

Lauren Keeler, Assistant Research Professor inASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, moderates this conversation with with Grant Davis from Sonoma County Water Agency and Cecilio Ortiz Garcia from the University of Puerto Rico.
The Intersection of Financial Risk and Climate Resilience

What are the risks and opportunities in the resilience finance marketplace? What financial mechanisms are available to identify, evaluate, and manage climate risk? Join our panelists as they explored these questions and more in a 90-minute webinar sponsored by ASU’s School of Sustainability in partnership with the National Council for Science and the Environment.
Rebuilding in Puerto Rico: Universities as Leaders in Community Resilience

Join the National Council for Science and the Environment in collaboration with Arizona State University’s Julian Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and SSF to hear how this model for local collaboration in Puerto Rico has progressed post-Maria, and inspired a United States national network of higher education leaders focusing on resilience, data-driven decision-making, and local solutions.
Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Leadership Series
Climate Adaptation Policy at the State and Local Level

Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the University of the District of Columbia’s College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences host a webinar in the new series and focuses on climate policy.
Innovations in Climate Solutions

In this webinar, hear from leaders who are pushing the limits of technology and process innovation to further climate action.
Movement & Field Building – Climate Justice & Adaptation

This is the third webinar in the new series and focuses on climate justice. The costs of taking climate action and the benefits of resilience-building must be equitably shared. We can use climate action to minimize harm, maximize options, and build power for oppressed and underrepresented people and communities.
Going Green Without Going Into the Red
Visualization Tools to Mimic Nature and Promote Sustainability

Biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Join SSF and biomimicry pioneer Hugo Araujo in a demonstration of visualization tools to empower people to learn and apply nature-inspired strategies in sustainable design. Hugo is the co founder of 7 Vortex and will demonstrate the firm’s mind mapping platform to help visualize system relationships for policy making, education, and corporate enterprise resilience.
Sacred Rivers Carbon Project: Rivers as the nexus to reverse climate change at scale and advance social justice

Watch the Security and Sustainability Forum for a one-hour discussion with Hivemind and Sacred Rivers CEO Joseph Kelly, VP of Marketing Kylie Brown, and arborist Michael McCord about their regenerative agriculture work in Southeast Asia, the benefits planned for the local population and funding needed to launch the program at three pilot sites in 2019.
Solar Hot Water Systems – What you Need to Know

Scott Sklar, moderator, reviewed the pros and cons of investing in a solar hot water system (residential, commercial and industrial uses) and what to consider in making the investment decision.
Democracy in the 21st Century
Energy Justice and Solving Climate by 2030

Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and Bard College in a sixty-minute session about how innovative city and state policy will be critical to ensure justice in the economic transformation needed to solve the energy side of climate change by 2030. Panelists are entrepreneur and energy democracy leader Michael Dorsey and Eban Goodstein, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy at Bard College.
Values, Democracy and Solutions for a Changing Planet

Ed Saltzberg, Executive Director of the Security and Sustainability Forum in a one-hour conversation with Citizen Climate Lobby’s Executive Director, Mark Reynolds. CCL is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
Energy Democracy

Join SSF and Island Press in this 90-minute webinar about the emerging field of energy democracy, a movement that frames the struggle of working people, low-income communities, and communities of color to take control of energy resources and use those resources to empower their communities. Energy poverty is a shocking political reality in the United States and is more important than ever to combat as we face the impacts of climate change.
Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News

Join Island Press in a discussion about how journalists conduct research and investigations, confirm facts, ferret out false information and maintain a sound basis for their reporting. The discussion was moderated by journalist Paul Thacker and attended by Carey Gillam, author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science AND Dr. Dana Barr, Environmental Health Professor at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health
Climate, Education and Democracy – A Conversation with David Orr and Erik Assadourian

A 45 minute online conversation with David Orr, Oberlin College and Erik Assadourian, World Watch Institute, about climate, education and democracy. This is a follow up to a recent webinar featuring WWI’s latest publication in its State of the World annual series, “EarthEd – Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet”.
Closing the Environmental Literacy Gap
Drawdown – 60 Minutes with Paul Hawken

Security and Sustainability Forum Exective Director, Edward Saltzberg, and American Renewable Energy Institute Chairman and CEO, Chip Comins, in a 60 minute webinar and conversation with Drawdown Editor and Project Drawdown Executive Director, Paul Hawken.
Beyond Doom and Gloom: Essentials to Move the Needle for Green Energy

We share non-partisan materials that any person or organization can easily use to help produce better green energy policies. Move beyond doom and gloom or skepticism to engage in a clean energy future and help produce a healthier economy, environment, and society.
Making a big impact in sustainability science with big data

Data rich modeling techniques can assist in improving systems thinking to integrate business operations, people, ecosystems and climate.
Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

This webinar features contributors to WWI’s latest State of the World publication, “EarthEd – Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet“. EarthEd addresses applying a systems approach to environmental learning at all levels of development, from preschool to professional.
Closing the Environmental Literacy Gap

Experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), joined The Nature Generation, a nonprofit aiming to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards, in a comprehensive discussion on our nation’s environmental literacy gap.
Teaching Systems Thinking to Fill the Climate Literacy Gap

Leaders from education, business and philanthropy discussed the validity of the climate literacy gap and its impact on the workforce; existing and emerging ways to teach systems thinking about climate disruptions, mitigation, adaptation and risk management; concepts for developing the national/international capacity to support climate literacy; the role of philanthropy in accelerating deployment; and how community colleges can be at the center of better preparing the workforce for climate risk decisions.
Business and Climate Risk
Session 1:The Business of Risk: Climate and Resilience

Moderator Ann Goodman explored the implications of climate risk for business. Experts from among the companies most advanced in resilience thinking shared their views of how climate risk has changed their firms’ products, services, and ways of doing business-and how to weigh the costs of acting on climate against the risks of not preparing.
Session 2: Why Companies Should Care About Biodiversity

Moderator Leah Gerber, Director of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, and the panel engaged in sustainable practices for reasons beyond creating a positive public image. The session discussed about how biodiversity thinking benefits companies.
Restoring the Carbon Balance
Session 1:Restoring the Carbon Balance – Session 1 (of 3) The budget imperative

Moderator David Biello moderated the the first of a three-part series where leading experts addressed the research, policies, economics and accountability needed to “Restore the Carbon Budget”.
Session 2:Restoring the Carbon Balance- Session 2: The technologies

Moderator Joel Makower, Executive Director of GreenBiz, and the forum discussed where leading experts will address the research, policies, economics and accountability needed to “Restore the Carbon Budget”.
Session 3: Restoring the Carbon Balance:3: Policies and Financing

Andy Revkin and the forum examined policies, political approaches and funding options that can facilitate investment in RD&D needed to accelerate the pace of commercialization of carbon removal, storage and utilization technologies.
Session 4: Drawdown – 60 Minutes with Paul Hawken

Security and Sustainability Forum Executive Director, Edward Saltzberg, and American Renewable Energy Institute Chairman and CEO, Chip Comins, in a 60 minute webinar and conversation with Drawdown Editor and Project Drawdown Executive Director, Paul Hawken.
Circular Economy
Session 1:Food Waste and the Circular Economy

Moderator Dan O’Neill, Christopher Wharton from ASU and John Trujillo, Director Pubic Works for the City of Phoenix, will discuss the problems of wasted food, the issues embedded in consumer behaviors related to food consumption and loss, the potential for public-private collaboration to implement regional system solutions and the great potential in partnerships between universities and cities.
Session 2:Status of the Circular Economy

Moderator Dan O’Neill, Jennifer Gerholdt, Senior Director of the Environment Program at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, provided a perspective on the status of the circular economy from theory to implementation.
Session 3: Biting the Hands That Feed Us

Moderator Baylen J. Linnekin, Joshua Gasperi, and Professor Laurie Ristino discuss the consequences of many food rules that . Some of these rules constrain the sale of “ugly” fruits and vegetables, directly leading to food waste.
Global Climate Security Series
Session 1: Peace, Conflict, and the Scale of Climate Risk Landscape

This session, with Edward Saltzberg and Nadya T. Bliss, Director of the Global Security Initiative (GSI) at Arizona State University, examined the security implications of climate risk to provide a context for the subsequent place-based and sector-based webinars. The session addressed climate risk and security on all fronts, including from the risk assessment perspective (impacts on governance, economic vitality, national, regional and international security) as well as from a solutions perspective (risk management, policy, and technical).
Session 2: Climate Risk Reduction at the National and Sub-National Scale

Moderator, Chris Boone, Dean of the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, hosted the second webinar of the five-part Global Climate Security webinar series, focused on localities or “hot spots” where there exists a convergence of climate vulnerability, state fragility, and strategic significance.
Session 3: Climate Security and the 4Ds of Foreign Policy

Moderator, Dr. Marga Gual Soler, Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University, hosted the third webinar of the five-part Global Climate Security webinar series, focused on what communities actually do to address the risks of climate vulnerability.
Session 4: Decision Making and Climate Security for Business

Moderator, Clark Miller, Senior Sustainability Scientist moderated the webinar to examine how business is valuing climate impacts. This is the 4th webinar of the series.
Session 5: Global Governance in the Face of Non-Traditional Risk

Moderator, Dr. Nadya T. Bliss, Director of GSI at Arizona State University, moderated the webinar to examine how global governance will be affected by climate, as well as how the institutions of global governance can react to climate risk in a way that will strengthen resilience, and enhance cooperation in the international system. This is the 5th webinar of the series.
Session 6: Healthy Cities in the Era of Climate Change

Moderator, Gary Cohen, and the panel discussed actions to take to mitigate climate change-reducing fossil fuel use; promoting walkable, bikeable cities; supporting sustainable, local agriculture-offer significant benefits for public health.
Innovation Series
Session 1: How to Get Things Done in Cities: Bridging the Public-Private Divide

Moderator Harriet Tregoning led a discussion brought together a group of experienced, forward-thinking municipal and private sector leaders to discuss how public/private actors can work together to create and implement sustainable, efficient transportation systems, and why collaborative economies will continue to drive change in urban environments.
Session 2: Making a Big Impact in Sustainability Science with Big Data

SSF, leaders from Chatmine Technologies and Boston University participated in a free webinar demonstrating the application of computational modelling of natural and social processes to identify patterns, trends, and associations that can inform sustainability decision making.
Session 3: Three Revolutions – Transforming Transportation

Join SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute webinar, led by Dr. Daniel Sperling, on the three revolutions transforming the passenger transit sector.
Session 4: Smart Sewers for Smart Cities_- How Data-Mining Sewage Can Improve Public Health

Learn about an innovative technology that can identify public health trends at any scale: across an entire city down to a specific site, to find emergent epidemiological threats before they spread.
Food Water and Energy Series
Session 1: Megatrends – The Food, Water, Energy Nexus

Moderator Peter Saundry and guest panelists Dr. Alan Hecht, Dr. Steven Cohen and Robert Engelman described the interconnected risks in water, energy and food supply security as a “megatrend” that will gain global momentum.
Session 2:Drought in the SW United States – Water Policy Past, Present and Future

Moderator Dr. David White and guest panelists focused primarily on California as a harbinger for other regions of the United States and the globe. It specifically examined the water policies of the past, present and future, and their impact on water supply, used including agriculture and society overall.
Session 3: Food System Resilience in an Era of Globalization and Environmental Change

Moderator Dr. Hallie Eakin and other panelists explored how food system resilience may provide insights not only into the complex vulnerabilities food systems face this century, but also into what innovative opportunities exist for enhancing resilience to multiple stressors.
Session 4: Balancing Food Production and Ecosystem Services

Arizona State University panelists explored the difficult balance facing in feeding upwards of 9 billion while maintaining other ecosystem services, between individual and societal benefits.
Session 5: Water is for Fighting Over and other myths about water in the west

John Fleck, Director of the University of New Mexico’s Water Resources Program, argues in his new book, Water is for Fighting Over and other myths about water in the west, that the talk of impending doom is not only untrue, but dangerous.
The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels
Session 1:The Future of Sustainable Transportation Fuels.

Moderator Dr. Gary Dirks, Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability of LightWorks (Initiative of Arizona State University) hosted The Future of Sustainable Fuels Forum, a free four session webinar series, to engage all stakeholders (researchers, policy makers, vehicle manufacturers, fuel producers and users) in online conversations about the future of transportation fuel production and use.
Session 2:Coupling the Electric Power & Transportation Sectors: Beyond Electric Vehicles

Moderator Clark Miller, Director of the Energy, Society and Policy Initiative at Arizona State University, helps direct the second discussion of “coupling the power and transport sectors.” Renewable energy technologies, especially at high penetration, will at times produce “low-value electrons” in the open market, creating the potential for arbitrage.
Session 3: Recycling CO2 to Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuel

Moderator Dr. Thomas Seager, from Arizona State University, and the panel discussed the included the emerging technological possibilities for captured CO2 from waste streams (or directly from the atmosphere) and using it as a pre-concentrated carbon source to produce transportation fuels.
Session 4: Sustainable Transportation Fuels – Challenges and Opportunities for Designing Good Metrics

Dr. Gary Dirks, Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University and of LightWorks, led a panel that addressed the critical issue of how to assess the promise of alternative mobile fuel sources and make investments in research and development now that will most likely lead to the sustainable transportation fuels future we seek.
Planning for Resilience
Session 1:Growing a City to Meet Current and Future Needs: What Led to the Urban 2Resilience Movement

Moderator Dr. Nancy Grimm, Professor of Ecology in the School of Life Sciences and a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, leads a discussion with Dr. Charles Redman, Dr. Tom Seager, and Joyce Coffeee on the challenges of urban resilience. This webinar is the first in the “Along the Urban Path” series, a partnership between Arizona State University and the Security and Sustainability Forum to deliver a conversation on what actions practitioners can take to foster resilience in planning initiatives. The four-part series serves as a practical primer on the burgeoning topic of urban resiliency, and goes beyond the vernacular to get to what “resiliency” actually means now, and what it could achieve for the future.
Session 2:Urban Resilience Case Studies – Social, Ecological, Technological System Pairs

Moderator Dr. Peter Groffman, Senior Scientist of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies led this discussion. The webinar featured senior researchers from the Royal Society, The Nature Conservancy, The Cary Institute and City College of New York. This is the second webinar in the “Along the Urban Path” four-part webinar series, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and The Security and Sustainability Forum.
Session 3:Urban Resilience in the Era of Climate Change

Moderator Kaid Benfield, led the discussion with other panelists on Urban Resilience and explored these pressing questions through the lenses of urban sustainability, resilience thinking, and the practical, day-to-day management of cities.
Session 4:Integrating Urban Resilience Systems – The SETS Approach

Moderator Dr. Ann Kinzig led a discussion that addressed the current and future challenges cities face from a changing climate
Session 5: Applying Resilience Thinking: Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems

Moderator Michael Schoon led a webinar of convened authors of the publication with the same name to discuss seven principles that clarify how to apply resilience thinking and address the interactions among the underlying social and ecological systems
Session 6: Resilient by Design

Moderator Michelle Wyman led a in-depth look at enterprise resilience – the critical success factor in the ability of both business and communities to survive, adapt, and flourish in the face of natural disasters and unforeseen supply chain disruptions.
Urban Transportation
The Latest in the Electric Vehicle Market – What Sustainability Professionals Need to Know About EVs.

Julian Bentley is a professor in George Washington University’s Environmental & Energy Management Institute teaching the popular online professional education short course “On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles”.
Walkable City Rules

Urban designer Jeff Speck made a compelling case for walkable cities. With his follow-up, Walkable City Rules, he shares practical guidance for implementing walkability. Join this conversation to learn how your community can reap benefits of walkable cities
On the Road to Mass Market Electric Vehicles

Julian Bentley, professor in George Washington University’s Environmental & Energy Management Institute, has supported the Federal Fleet Program, assisting Federal agencies in developing and implementing comprehensive strategies to improve fleet efficiency, maximize alternative fuel use, improve fleet fuel management, reduce petroleum consumption, and meet regulatory requirements. In this 60 minute session, Julian reviewed key elements of EVs from his course.
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.
Session 2: Cities, Bikes, & Things

Moderator Corinne Kisner from the National Association of City Transportation Officials moderated the session as the panelists addressed the politics and infrastructure that make roads bike-friendly and how to involve the community to ensure cities provide avenues for a variety of urban transportation enthusiasts. Island Press and The Security and Sustainability Forum hosted the session as we continue to celebrate Bike Month featuring authors Carlton Reid and Mike Lydon. Corrine Kisner f
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.
Session 4: Using “Living” Flood Maps to Prepare Coastal Communities

Moderator Loren Horst and the panel engaged in a lively discussion, which included informative graphic presentations and key insights into how innovative data tools can make coastal communities climate ready and storm safe.
Climate Accounting
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.
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 Foley, American 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.
Environmental Justice and Equity
Environmental Justice Communities: Best Practices to Deal With Natural Disasters

The webinar will convene leaders from the Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice who are developing best practices and time-sensitive solutions for these communities.
Science Communication
How Do Policymakers Access and Use Data to Address Complex Problems?

This webinar will explore examples shared by policymakers and scientists that demonstrate how evidence can more effectively serve decision-making.
Local Climate Resilience – Planning, Financing, and Investment Risk
How State Governments Can Help Communities Invest in Climate Resilience

In this interactive session, state and local leaders from around the country and resilience finance experts will share their insights. Local governments don’t have all of the capacities, including financial wherewithal, to cope alone during the next decades.
How Do Policymakers Access and Use Data to Address Complex Problems?

This webinar will explore examples shared by policymakers and scientists that demonstrate how evidence can more effectively serve decision-making.
Single Session
Leading With Science on the Road to COP26 with Saleemul Huq and David Victor

Join the Global Council for Science and the Environment (GCSE) and the Security and Sustainability Forum (SSF) for a cross-cutting discussion exploring the science informing the IPCC report and COP26. 
Effective Investment in Nuclear Power and Technology

Watch the Security and Sustainability Forum and the Richard Richards Foundation convene US technology, defense, geopolitics experts, and Czech government officials to discuss energy technology, economic and political issues, and impacts, and what the Czechs can learn from the Hungarian nuclear case.
Strategies for System Change - and Tackling Wicked problems

Watch SSF and Island Press for a discussion of strategies and tools for systems change. Dr. Bruce Hull, Senior Fellow at the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability, and author of a new book titled “Leadership for Sustainability,” as he introduced a toolbox of strategies for tackling wicked sustainability problems.
How Parks Can Make Communities More Sustainable and Resilient

Watch SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute educational session about how to work within your community to use parks to move the sustainability needle and generate multiple community co-benefits.
How COVID-19 Can Inform Resiliency

As we begin to recover from the first wave of COVID-19 and look to the horizon for what’s to come, organizations are met with an opportunity to learn from the recent months and plan for a future operational state that is more resilient in the face of all hazards.
A New Deal for Planetary Health Webinar

This webinar, led by the book editors Howard Frumkin and Samuel Myers, will explore planetary health thinking to reimagine food, energy, placemaking, and the economy in ways that can leads to a convergence of human wellbeing and the protection of natural systems.
Future Forces That will Disrupt Sustainable Business

GEMI is planning a new Sustainability Disruption Project to bring corporate sustainability leaders together to continue to understand and develop strategies to help business to efficiently respond and lead through emerging disruptions such as those identified by IFTF. Join SSF, GEMI and IFTF in a 60 minutes discussion of future forces that will disrupt sustainable business.
Profit From Capturing Methane Emissions

Join industry and regulatory experts in a 90 minute webinar addressing the basis for business opportunities from capturing emissions and turning them into value and paths forward to address it.
The Future of Foods: Great Tasting, Healthy Foods for a Low Carbon World

The food industry is among the three largest emitters of greenhouse gases. Clearly the food system must transform operations to reduce its carbon footprint and help avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Join SSF and LightWorks at Arizona State University in a 90 minute exploration of this critical topic.
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.
Costa Rica’s Ambassador Roman Macaya Speaks About the Importance of Science Diplomacy in 2018

In this 60 minute conversation, Costa Rica’s Ambassador to the United States, Roman Macaya Hayes, provides insight into the critical role of science diplomacy in 2018. He is joined by University of Arizona Natural Resources and the Environment Professor, Jim Buizer.
Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries – What is happening with marine life?

The Panel discussed data on global fishery catches. Many countries under report the amount of fish caught (some by as much as 500%), while others such as China significantly over report their catches. The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery data. This groundbreaking information has been gathered from independent sources by the world’s foremost fisheries experts, and edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller of the Sea Around Us Project.
Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

Hosted by Arizona State University and NLC, spotlights several cities and share their process for planning, building engagement, and implementing resilience initiatives with limited resources. The pilot initiative is providing technical assistance and professional development opportunities for 10 cities by supporting local resilience initiatives that have been prioritized by each city. The panel from NLC and ASU report on the program and three case studies of the pilots – Tempe, Portland Me, and W Palm Beach.
Climate Changes Health: Community Design and Transportation

Learn how climate change strategies can improve community design and transportation practices. Presenters discussed approaches to support healthy, equitable communities. This is the third webinar supporting the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change and Health”.
How Sustainable is Our Global Climate Ethos

This webinar convened leaders in a public conversation that touched on these critical questions and that can inspire local conversations and ideas to advance cross-sectoral collaborations.
Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

Island Press and the Security and Sustainability Forum participated in a free webinar featuring Tim Beatley, Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia and author of “Handbook of Biophilic City Planning & Design“. Tim discussed the principles of biophilia and used Washington,D.C. as an example biophilic city.
Ending Energy Poverty

Clark Miller moderated the session. As part of the ASU LightWorks leadership team, he coordinates social science, humanities, and policy research on energy transitions, seeking to understand the social dynamics and societal implications of large-scale changes in energy systems.
Seeing the Better City

Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and Island Press in an urban planning and design webinar featuring Charles Wolfe, author of “Seeing the Better City“, focused on the sights, sounds, and experiences of place in order to craft policies, plans, and regulations to shape better urban environments.
Integrating Environment and Health

Moderator Michelle Wyman and the panel discussed the interface between health and the environment, where interactions among people, the environment, and other living organisms affect the risk of toxicologic and infectious disease.
Enhancing National Security Through Conservation Partnerships

Moderator Rebecca R. Rubin and the panel focused on implementing conservation partnering programs between the military services and public and private conservation stakeholders, to enhance military readiness through habitat protection.
Searching for the Wild in the Age of Man

Moderator Lucy Moore, mediator, facilitator, trainer and consultant, spoke with Jason Mark on the importance of wild places in America and how stakeholders can work together to resolve their environmental disputes.
Why Investing in Nature Makes Economic Sense

Moderator Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, led a discussion how public and private sector leaders can use natural resources to both impact the bottom line and benefit society, and how ecosystem services and natural infrastructure can enhance cities and neighborhoods.
How Can a Sustainability Degree Help Raise Your Career Trajectory?

Moderator Bruno Sarda held a session that covers courses on systems integration, governance and facilitation, analysis and synthesis of diverse concepts, communication and social media, organizational effectiveness as well as the science of sustainability prepare sustainability graduates for careers inside and outside of the environmental market place. Panelists included Curtis Shaw, Camille Aylmer, Tim Trefzer and David Mayer. The session was hosted by the National Council on Science and the Environment, Second Nature and the American Association for Sustainability in Higher Education.
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.
The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

Moderator Linda Rudolph and the panel discussed the Lancet Countdown which will develop indicators to track the world’s response to climate change, and the health benefits that result from it.
Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

Moderator Linda Rudolph and the panel discussed climate justice and healthy communities. They are exploring how climate justice is the best strategy to address both climate change and health inequities in the US and around the world.
National Climate Assessment Series
The Fourth National Climate Assessment and Outcomes from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn – COP 23

Moderator Kathy Jacobs, NCSE Executive Director Michelle Wyman will facilitate the discussion between NCSE Senior Fellow Kathy Jacobs and Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist, as they review the high points of the report and the draft of the second volume. Thereafter, Second Nature President Tim Carter will provide a first-hand summary of the events and outcomes during the UNFCCC COP 23 meetings held in Bonn, Germany.
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 Infrastructur 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 Executive 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.