No sustainability without research – celebrating 20 years of KFPE Guidelines
VenueZum Äusseren Stand
By engaging with eminent personalities, KFPE would like to initiate a dialogue around sustainability research (in German/French with simultaneous interpretation) and shed light on Switzerland's commitment to the Agenda 2030.
Switzerland is recognised internationally as a positive example in matters of sustainability - social, economic and ecological. By signing the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, our country has also pledged to assume responsibility for achieving sustainability in a global context.
Such status and commitment offer excellent opportunities to disseminate Switzerland’s experience in and with sustainable development worldwide - and to exchange with other countries on the best solutions, experiences and challenges as well as to learn from one another.
To successfully shape global change, however, Switzerland must develop policies and governance mechanisms that are more coherent as well as adopt an integral way of thinking. This requires the active participation of civil society and engagement from the private sector. It also requires science - tangible and targeted sustainability research. In this regard, Switzerland still has a lot of catching up to do.
The KFPE wishes to lead the way. By engaging with eminent personalities, KFPE would like to initiate a dialogue around sustainability research (in German with simultaneous interpretation) and shed light on Switzerland's commitment to the Agenda 2030.
KFPE is also celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Guidelines for research partnerships. This seems like a perfect opportunity to discuss forward-looking ideas.
17.00 Antonio Loprieno, President of the Swiss Academies and European Academies (Allea): Welcome
17.10 Thomas Breu, CDE, Bern University & President of the KFPE
Research for Agenda 2030 – Risks and Opportunities for Switzerland
17.30 Panel discussion with
Rosmarie Quadranti, National Council and member of the Advisory Commitee on International Cooperation
Thomas Pletscher, Executive Board Member, Head of Competition & Regulatory Affairs, economiesuisse & Secretary General ICC Switzerland
Thomas Gass, Ambassador, Assistant Director General, Head of the South Cooperation Department, SDC
Océane Dayer, Co-Chair, SDSN Switzerland
Herbert Binggeli, President of Bern University of Applied Sciences and member of International Relations, swissuniversities
Moderation by Dominique Reber
19:00 Apéro riche (snacks and beverages)