Sustainability Research Initiative

With the Sustainability Research Initiative, SCNAT, together with its sister institutions, promotes research on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda. It focuses on the joint handling of social issues of higher priority in overarching consortia.

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News related to sustainable development

GAIA 2/2020
  • 2020
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • Article

"Wir müssen eine nachhaltige Gesellschaft aufbauen – wobei die Wissenschaft gefordert ist"

Inwiefern wirken sich die Folgen der Covid-19-Pandemie auf die nachhaltige Entwicklung aus? Welchen Beitrag kann die saguf zu den SDGs leisten? Diese und andere Fragen diskutiert Manuela Di Giulio mit Manfred Max Bergman und Michael Stauffacher – dem neuen und dem scheidenden Präsidenten der saguf.
2020
Aug 31
2020
Sep 2
Virtual Higher Education Summit 2020
  • td-net
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • University of Bern
  • University of Lausanne
  • Conference
  • WA 98188

How can we assure quality and transformative learning for sustainable development?

Higher education institutions in Europe acknowledge the urgent need for rapid and radical transformation towards sustainable development and agree that higher education has an important role to play in this process. But how can this role be assumed, what values should guide the process, what should be transformed, how, and who should lead and who be engaged? Suggestions and models exist, but they remain niches, often nested at institutional levels that are disconnected from relevant larger-scale, standard-defining quality and policy bodies.
2020
Sep 1
SGES 2020
  • Symposium
  • Winterthur

Swiss Green Economy Symposium 2020

Am SGES Symposium treffen sich Entscheider, Umsetzer und Innovatoren aus Wirtschaft, Politik, Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft, die sich mit Nachhaltigkeit beschäftigen oder für die diese Themenfelder immer wichtiger werden.
2020
Sep 1
Higher Education Summit 2020
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • University of Bern
  • University of Lausanne
  • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences
  • Conference
  • Bern

Annual Conference 2020

The saguf Annual Conference 2020 will take place as part of the "Higher Education Summit 2020" and will be opened by Elizabeth Lange who is a leading expert on transformative learning in the field of sustainable development.
Windenergie
  • 14.07.2020
  • Energy-Commission
  • Press release

Revision des Energiegesetzes: Es fehlt eine umfassende Dekarbonisierungsstrategie

Die Änderungen des Energiegesetzes, mit denen der Bund das Klimaabkommen von Paris erfüllen will, sind zu begrüssen. Aber es braucht umfassendere Anpassungen. Das empfehlen die Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz in ihrer Stellungnahme im Rahmen der Vernehmlassung zur Gesetzesrevision.
2020
Sep 9
2020
Sep 10
ICSD 2020
  • Conference
  • Lecture
  • Session
  • Symposium
  • Roma RM

8th International Conference on Sustainable Development 2020

The 8th ICSD 2020 is inspired from the critical challenge of human, environmental, and economic sustainability concerning the present and future generations in a global-scale context.
2020
Sep 14
2020
Sep 19
WSF2020 Banner
  • MDPI Sustainability Foundation
  • Conference

The 8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF 2020)

WSF2020 is an international scientific conference coordinated by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).
ProClim Flash 72
  • 2020
  • ProClim
  • Newsletter

ProClim Flash 72

Der Fokus dieser Ausgabe liegt auf der gesellschaftlichen Transformation. Wie kann es uns gelingen, den Weg Richtung Nachhaltigkeit einzuschlagen? Diese Frage wird aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln beleuchtet.
EASAC Commentary "How can science help to guide the European Union’s green recovery after COVID-19?"
  • 2020
  • EASAC
  • Position paper

How can science help to guide the European Union’s green recovery after COVID-19?

The design of efforts by the European Union (EU) and its Member States to recover from COVID-19 will determine the quality of people’s lives for decades to come. Related to the EU’s plans for a green recovery, European Academies urge policymakers to recognise the critical role of science and to step up efforts in three key areas: energy, ecosystem and health.
2020
Nov 16
2020
Nov 18
Geneva Health Forum 2020
  • Conference
  • Genève

The Geneva Health Forum 2020

EIGHT EDITION: Improving access to health: learning from the field
SAPEA report "A sustainable food system for the European Union"
  • 2020
  • SAPEA
  • Report

A sustainable food system for the European Union

To make our food systems sustainable, radical transformation of their complex social, economic and ecological components is needed. Simply increasing productivity is not enough to meet the raising global demand for food in the future.
2021
Jan 7
2021
Jan 15
IUCN World Conversation Congress 2020
  • Conference
  • Marseille

IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021

Held once every four years, the IUCN World Conservation Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia, with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to global challenges.

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Wind energy
  • 24.09.2019

Jetzt muss die Schweizer Nachhaltigkeitsforschung Lösungen aufzeigen

Geht es so weiter, werden die Ziele für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Uno verfehlt. In der Kritik steht auch die Wissenschaft. Es brauche mehr lösungsorientierte Forschung, fordert der erste Weltnachhaltigkeitsbericht. Eine Initiative der SCNAT will deshalb die Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in der Schweiz stärken.