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.

Agriculture and wind power
Agriculture and wind power (Image: Pixabay)
Agriculture and wind power
Agriculture and wind power (Image: Pixabay)


Titelbild GAIA 2-2019
  • 2019
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • Article

How social sciences and humanities can contribute to transformative science

Social sciences and humanities play important roles in sustainability-oriented transformative research. A saguf workshop revealed what these roles can look like.
Jun 17
Jun 28
Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment 2019
  • University of Geneva
  • Education/Training
  • Genève

Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment 2019

This CAS aims at providing attendees with a good understanding and practical skills on the various open source geographic and environmental tools together with approaches to tackle environmental challenges and sustainability.
Jul 1
35. Lifefair Forum
  • Symposium
  • Zürich

35. Lifefair Forum

Der Service Public betrifft alle Bürgerinnen und Bürger und so unterschiedliche Bereiche wie Verkehr, die Post, die Elektrizität, die Telekommunikation oder die Medien, aber auch die Wasserversorgung und die Entsorgung und nicht zuletzt auch die Gesundheitsversorgung, die Schulen und die Sicherheit.
Newsletter KFPE, June 2019
  • 20.06.2019
  • News

KFPE Newsletter, June 2019

The new KFPE newsletter is out
Title GAIA 2/2019
  • 14.06.2019
  • News

Research for Sustainable Development Goals

The current GAiA issue (- GAIA 2/2019) focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals, the need of taking action now in order to start the transformation towards the desired state, and how this poses challanges to science and academia.
dépasser les silos
  • 13.06.2019
  • News

Shaping coherent policies across silos

The latest SDSN Switzerland publication "Shaping coherent policies across silos" shows Switzerland's new Sustainable Development Strategy can benefit from the interlinkages among the 17 SDGs.


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