Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development

June 15, 2012

The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is pleased to announce the completion of a new publication based on the Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century entitled “Nature as Foundation of Economy: Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Conservation Supporting Human Development.”  The Dialogue Series on Conservation in the 21st Century is an ongoing nonpartisan dialogue on the...

The Shared Future: A Report of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change

January 25, 2011

The Aspen Institute and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation are pleased to release the final report and recommendations of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change, entitled “The Shared Future: A Report of the Aspen Institute Commission on Arctic Climate Change.” The report and recommendations promote an important new perspective on the level of international cooperation and...

A Silent Tsunami Revisited - Extending Global Access to Clean Water and Sanitation

January 1, 2011

The Aspen Institute, in partership with the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University, convened a multi-stakeholder dialogue focused on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in May 2011 in Washington, DC. This convening was a follow-up to a 2005 dialogue co-hosted by the same two institutes. Following this initial dialogue, we published the report A Silent Tsunami, which...

EPA 40th Anniversary: 10 Ways EPA Has Strengthened America

Timothy Olson
November 29, 2010

The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program is honored to take part in EPA’s 40th anniversary celebration. This occasion provides a unique opportunity to look back at the path blazed by the Agency during its first forty years and recognize the important achievements that have made it a leading model for environmental regulatory agencies worldwide.

An Electricity Grid for the 21st Century

Linda Stuntz, Susan Tomasky
October 1, 2010
The 33rd annual Forum in July 2009 examined the electricity transmission grid in the US, the need for enhancements to improve reliability and allow the use of remote sources of renewable energy, the financial and siting challenges of building new transmission, the question of who pays, the potential and challenges of electric cars, and the opportunities provided to customers and utilities by new “smart...

Oil and Gas in a Changing World

November 1, 2009

The 2009 Aspen Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security explored “Oil and Gas in a Changing World,” reflecting the turmoil in the industry caused by the severe economic recession and highly volatile oil and gas prices. Topics included the dramatic increase in U.S. gas reserves as a result of production of gas from shale, the potential for improved efficiency to reduce demand for oil, and the...

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