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    • Barriers to the Implementation of Green Chemistry in the United States 

      Matus, Kira Jen Mendelsohn; Clark, William C.; Anastas, Paul T.; Zimmerman, Julie B. (American Chemical Society, 2012)
      This paper investigates the conditions under which firms are able to develop and implement innovations with sustainable development benefits. In particular, we examine “green chemistry” innovations in the United States. ...
    • Biofuels and Sustainable Development 

      Lee, Henry; Clark, William C.; Devereaux, Charan (2008)
      The goals and concerns surrounding the debate over government policies related to the greater use and production of biofuels were addressed in an executive session convened by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at ...
    • Boundary Work for Sustainable Development: Natural Resource Management at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) 

      Clark, William C.; Tomich, Thomas P.; Noordwijk, Meine van; Guston, David; Delia, Catacutan; Dickson, Nancy M.; McNie, Elizabeth (National Academy of Sciences, 2011)
      Previous research on the determinants of effectiveness in knowledge systems seeking to support sustainable development has highlighted the importance of “boundary work” through which research communities organize their ...
    • Climate Change and the Integrity of Science 

      Clark, William C.; Gleick, Peter H. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2010)
      We are deeply disturbed by the recent escalation of political assaults on scientists in general and on climate scientists in particular. All citizens should understand some basic scientific facts. There is always some ...
    • Crafting Usable Knowledge for Sustainable Development 

      Clark, William C.; van Kerkhoff, Lorrae; Lebel, Louis; Gallopin, Gilberto (2016)
      This paper distills core lessons about how researchers (scientists, engineers, planners, etc.) interested in promoting sustainable development can increase the likelihood of producing usable knowledge. We draw the lessons ...
    • Ecosystem Stewardship: Sustainability Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Planet 

      Clark, William C.; Chapin, F. Stuart; Carpenter, Stephen R.; Kofinas, Gary P.; Folke, Carl; Abel, Nick; Olsson, Per; Smith, D. Mark Stafford; Walker, Brian; Young, Oran R.; Berkes, Fikret; Biggs, Reinette; Grove, J. Morgan; Naylor, Rosamond L.; Pinkerton, Evelyn; Steffen, Will; Swanson, Frederick J (Elsevier, 2010)
      Ecosystem stewardship is an action-oriented framework intended to foster social-ecological sustainability of a rapidly changing planet. Recent developments identify three strategies that make optimal use of current ...
    • Enhancing Food Security in an Era of Global Climate Change: An Executive Session on Grand Challenges of the Sustainability Transition 

      Clark, William C.; Kristjanson, Patti; Campbell, Bruce; Juma, Calestous; Holbrook, Noel Michele; Nelson, Gerald; Dickson, Nancy M. (John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University., 2010)
      The goal of the workshop was to build a more strategic and integrated perspective on the threats and opportunities latent in the food / climate issue, and to discuss the hard challenges of moving forward toward common goals ...
    • Essays on Energy Technology Innovation Policy 

      Chan, Gabriel Angelo Sherak (2015-05-16)
      Motivated by global climate change, enhancing innovation systems for energy technologies is seen as one of the largest public policy challenges of the near future. The role of policy in enhancing energy innovation systems ...
    • Evolution of Models to Support Community and Policy Action with Science: Balancing Pastoral Livelihoods and Wildlife Conservation in Savannas of East Africa 

      Reid, R.J.; Nkedianye, D.; Said, M. Y.; Kealo, D.; Neselle, M.; Makui, O.; Onetu, L.; Kiruswa, S.; Kamuaro, N. Ole; Kristjanson, P.; Ogutu, J.; BurnSilver, S. B.; Goldman, M. J.; Boone, R.B.; Galvin, K.A.; Dickson, Nancy M.; Clark, William C. (National Academy of Sciences, 2009)
      We developed a “continual engagement” model to better integrate knowledge from policy makers, communities, and researchers with the goal of promoting more effective action to balance poverty alleviation and wildlife ...
    • The Global Health System: Actors, Norms, and Expectations in Transition 

      Szlezák, Nicole A; Bloom, Barry R.; Jamison, Dean T.; Keusch, Gerald T.; Michaud, Catherine M.; Moon, Suerie; Clark, William C. (Public Library of Science, 2010)
      The article discusses the changing quality of global health institutions. It cites the factors that affect the change including variety of civil society, nongovernmental organizations, and private firms, changing relationships ...
    • The Global Health System: Institutions in a Time of Transition 

      Clark, William C.; Szlezak, Nicole Alexandra; Moon, Suerie; Bloom, Barry R.; Keusch, Gerald T.; Michaud, Catherine M.; Jamison, Dean T.; Frenk, Julio; Kilama, Wen L. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2017-04-04)
      The global health system is in a period of rapid transition, with an upsurge of funds and greater political recognition, a broader range of health challenges, many new actors, and the rules, norms and expectations that ...
    • The Global Health System: Lessons for a Stronger Institutional Framework 

      Moon, Suerie; Szlezák, Nicole A.; Michaud, Catherine M.; Jamison, Dean T.; Keusch, Gerald T.; Clark, William C.; Bloom, Barry R. (Public Library of Science, 2010)
    • Information as Influence: How Institutions Mediate the Impact of Scientific Assessments on Global Environmental Affairs 

      Clark, William C.; Mitchell, Ronald; Cash, David; Alcock, Frank (John F. Kennedy School of Government. Harvard University., 2002)
      The recognition that information matters in world affairs raises a number of questions as to when, how, and under what conditions it influences the behavior of policy actors. Despite the vast and growing array of institutions ...
    • Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Global Systems Perspective 

      Harley, Alicia Grace; Murthy, Sharmila L.; Diaz Anadon, Laura; Chan, Gabriel Angelo Sherak; Matus, Kira Jen Mendelsohn; Moon, Suerie; Timmer, Vanessa Joanna; Clark, William C. (2014)
      This workshop report is a summary of themes discussed by five panels during a daylong workshop on “Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development: A Global Perspective” at Harvard University on April ...
    • Innovation for Vulnerable Farmers: Drought and Water Scarcity Adaptation Technologies. 

      Harley, Alicia Grace; Holbrook, Noel Michele; Clark, William C. (2015)
      This report is a summary of themes discussed during a two-day workshop on “Innovation for Vulnerable Farmers: Drought and Water Scarcity Adaptation Technologies.” The workshop was held at Harvard University on September ...
    • Linking International Agricultural Research Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development 

      Kristjanson, Patti; Reid, Robin S.; Dickson, Nancy M.; Clark, William C.; Romney, Dannie; Puskur, Ranjitha; MacMillan, Susan; Grace, Delia (National Academy of Sciences, 2009)
      We applied an innovation framework to sustainable livestock development research projects in Africa and Asia. The focus of these projects ranged from pastoral systems to poverty and ecosystems services mapping to market ...
    • Linking Knowledge with Action Using Community Facilitators to Span Boundaries: Lessons from East Africa 

      Nkedianye, David; Kaelo, Dickson; Reid, Robin; Neselle, Moses; Onetu, Leonard; Makui, Ogeli; Said, Mohammed; Kiruswa, Steve; Kristjanson, Patti; Kamuaro, Ololtisatti; Kifugo, Shem; Dickson, Nancy M.; Clark, William C. (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2009)
      Advances of science may take much longer to translate into helpful societal actions without deliberate linkages among policy makers, practitioners, and scientists and an integration of their knowledge systems. Successful ...
    • London: A Multi-Century Struggle for Sustainable Development in an Urban Environment 

      Clark, William C. (2015)
      In this paper I sketch key episodes in the two thousand year history of interactions between society and environment that have shaped the City of London and its hinterlands. My purpose in writing it has been to provide an ...
    • Overcoming the Challenges to the Implementation of Green Chemistry 

      Matus, Kira; Anastas, Paul T.; Clark, William C.; Itameri-Kinter, Kai (Center for International Development at Harvard University, 2007)
      The Harvard-Yale-ACS GCI Green Chemistry Project is investigating the overall question of the circumstances under which firms can enact innovations that have both economic and environmental benefits, through a focused ...
    • Participation, Power and Preferences in International Development 

      Grillos, Tara (2015-09-28)
      Participatory development is widely touted as the remedy for ineffective and disempowering top-down development models of the past. However, participation can take many different forms, so an important open question for ...