Sustainability research

The Sustainability Research Initiative aims to direct science towards sustainable development and Agenda 2030, thereby supporting the work on socially-relevant priority issues. It represents Switzerland in the international Future Earth programme.

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News

  • 16.08.2019
  • News

Ausbildungskurs: Heritage Interpretation

Jahr für Jahr besuchen Millionen von Menschen die Natur- und Kulturschönheiten der Erde. Aber was lösen Gletscher, Tiere, Traditionen oder Museen bei ihnen aus? Wie werden Emotionen geweckt und Spannung aufgebaut?
neue Forschungsprojekte in der Nationalparkregion 2019
  • 2019
  • Research Council of Swiss National Parc and Biosfera Val Müstair
  • Brochure/flyer

Neue Forschungsprojekte in der Nationalparkregion 2019

Diese Zusammenstellung bietet einen Überblick über neue Forschungsprojekte 2019 im Schweizerischen Nationalpark sowie im UNESCO Biosphärenreservat Engiadina Val Müstair.
IBS2019/140
  • 2019
  • Swiss Biodiversity Forum
  • Newsletter

Informationsdienst Biodiversität Schweiz IBS Nr. 140

Waldbrände schaffen neuen Lebensraum für bedrohte Vogelarten
2019
Aug 26
Mobilität neu denken
  • Federal Office for Spatial Development
  • Conference
  • Bern

Mobilität neu denken

Gewohnte Denkmuster verlassen und Mobilität neu denken – an der 1. Nationalen Mobilitätskonferenz wird eingeladen, die Entwicklung der Mobilität aus einer neuen, gesamtheitlichen Perspektive zu betrachten.
Trockenheit in Europa
  • 08.08.2019
  • Swiss Academy of Sciences
  • IPCC
  • Press release

Land is under pressure from humans and climate change, but it is part of the solution

Land is already under growing human pressure and climate change is adding to these pressures. At the same time, keeping global warming to well below 2 °C can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors including land and food, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in its latest report on Thursday.
2019
Aug 28
2019
Aug 30
KOSMOS-Conference
  • Conference
  • Berlin

KOSMOS Conference

This conference shall provide a landmark for today’s great challenges towards sustainability. A critical and constructive debate on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the focal point of the conference.
IPBES logo
  • 07.08.2019
  • IPBES
  • News

Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health

The rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030 includes, under its first objective, a thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health. This assessment will use a nexus approach to examine the strong interlinkages among the Sustainable Development Goals related to food and water security, health for all, protecting biodiversity on land and in the oceans and combating climate change, among others. Interlinkages take various forms, including synergies, co-benefits and trade-offs. The challenge is to achieve good health for all with food and water security, including through the enhanced use of biodiversity, without adversely impacting biodiversity, water quality or climate and in the context of global change, including climate change.
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  • 07.08.2019
  • IPBES
  • News

Call for nominations of experts to assist with the scoping of a thematic assessment on transformative change

The rolling work programme of IPBES up to 2030 includes, under its first objective, a thematic assessment of the underlying causes of biodiversity loss and the determinants of transformative change and options for achieving the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity. This assessment is aimed at understanding and identifying factors in human society at both the individual and collective levels, including behavioural, social, cultural, economic, institutional, technical and technological dimensions, that can be leveraged to bring about transformative change for the conservation, restoration and wise use of biodiversity, while taking into account broader social and economic goals in the context of sustainable development. It explores the drivers of and motives behind broad societal changes and transitions to inform the design of relevant policies, communication and engagement campaigns and other actions.
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  • 07.08.2019
  • IPBES
  • News

First external review now open for the IPBES values assessment

The first order drafts of the chapters of the IPBES methodological assessment regarding the diverse conceptualization of multiple values of nature and its contributions, including biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services (IPBES values assessment) are available for expert review from 29 July until 22 September 2019.
2019
Aug 30
Event Smart Energy 2019
  • HES-SO Wallis
  • Action day
  • Conference
  • Sion

Event Smart Energy 2019

Die 9. Ausgabe des nationalen Thementags Smart Energy befasst sich als Schwerpunkt mit der Energielandschaft Norwegens.
2019
Sep 4
2019
Sep 6
Jahrestagung 2019 Geomorphologie und Gesellschaft
  • SGS
  • Symposium
  • Bellinzona

Tagung Geomorphologie und Gesellschaft

Die Schweizerische Geomorphologische Gesellschaft organisiert die Tagung mit Beiträgen aus Forschung und Praxis zum Thema Geomorphologie & Gesellschaft, Klimawandel, Naturgefahrenmanagement und Geotourismus.
2019
Sep 6
Flugverkehr und Klimaschutz - Tagung
  • Symposium
  • Zürich

Flugverkehr und Klimaschutz

Das rasante Wachstum des Flugverkehrs wird zunehmend zu einem Problem für die Klimaerwärmung. Wie man dieses Problem lösen kann, welche Alternativen zum Flugverkehr bestehen und wie die Schweizer Politik dazu steht, sind die Eckpunkte dieser Tagung.

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