Upcoming Conferences

Foresight from the COVID-19 Pandemic (FCP)
06-01-2022 - 12-31-2022

Introduction COVID-19 has taught the world, once again, the painful lesson that the lack of preparedness for infectious disease pandemics is a tragic ...    

Agricultural Biosurveillance, Biosecurity, and Biodefense (ABBB)
06-01-2022 - 12-31-2022

Introduction: The vulnerabilities of the U.S. food and agricultural systems to natural and intentional attack and alteration have long been recognize...    

GPHEF - Importation and Innovation
09-26-2022 - 09-30-2022

Introduction: The often-dramatic advancements in science and technology that have characterized the outset of the 21st century are now important tools...    

Sustainability Challenges: Coping with Less Water and Energy

Convened by Institute on Science for Global Policy
Whittier, CA, United States
06-05-2015 - 06-05-2015

This one-day ISGP conference, organized in coordination with a local committee of concerned volunteers, The Whittier Working Group, focused on exploring the personal, economic, and community-wide significance of climate issues relevant to the Whittier, CA area.  The full conference report, including areas of consensus reached by participants and summaries of the debates, is available at the bottom of the page.


"Balancing Efficient Use With Sustainable Generation"
Neil Fromer, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USA

"Coping With Drought to Ensure Societal Stability and Food Security: California Encapsulates Many Global Issues"

Jerry R. Schubel, Ph.D
President and CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, California, USA
Bill Patzert, Ph.D
Climatologist, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, USA

"When Subsidies Work and When They Don’t: Food vs. Power"
Christopher Thornberg, Ph.D.
Founding Partner, Beacon Economics, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dustin Schrader, M.P.P.
Public Policy Manager, Beacon Economics, Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Policy Position papers

Balancing Efficient Use With Sustainable Generation

Neil Fromer, Executive Director, Resnick Sustainability Institute at Caltech
We need to develop a wide range of new technology to support a more sustainable future. In the United States, this means developing a system-wide opti...