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Selected topics: Mineral resources
GSDR 2019
  • 2019

Global Sustainable Development Report 2019: The Future is Now – Science for Achieving Sustainable Development

According to this United Nations report, achieving human well-being and eradicating poverty for all of the Earth’s people — expected to number eight and a half billion by 2030 — is still possible, but only if there is a fundamental — and urgent — change in the relationship between people and nature, and a significant reduction in social and gender inequalities between and inside countries. The quadrennial report was commissioned by the Member States of the United Nations in 2016, to help inform the 2019 SDG Summit. It was drafted by an independent group of 15 scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General.
Switzerland’s wild-west underground (in German)
  • 2018

Switzerland’s wild-west underground

Who owns the Swiss subsoil and how should it be used? The legislation is unclear. With underground usage subject to increased competition, it’s clear that a problem is emerging.
  • 2017

ANG-Fokus 1|2017

40 Aargauer Apfelsorten , Die inneren Lebensretter der Zelle, Farben des Aargaus, Hopfen und Malz, Gott erhalts, Dickdarmkrebs, Napoleons mysteriöser Tod, Reisebericht,
Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries
  • 2016

Making the Commodity Sector Work for Developing Countries - Local Impacts, Global Links, and Knowledge Gaps

Switzerland occupies an important position in the global trade of hard and soft commodities. Companies headquartered within its borders directly or indirectly shape commodity extraction practices around the world, some of which carry considerable negative environmental and social risks on the ground, particularly in fragile contexts. Minimizing these risks and maximizing shared economic gains could enable mutually beneficial development and counteract persistent social and political inequality.
Switzerland  and the Commodities Trade
  • 2016

Switzerland and the Commodities Trade - Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

This factsheet outlines key challenges, knowledge gaps, and research questions centring on Switzerland’s role and potential responsibility as a leading commodity hub. It concludes with suggestions of possible avenues for future research and policy.
NFP 68
  • 2015

Soil – A Precious Natural Resource

Soil is more than the basis for “prime” development land or arable land. Soil is also a habitat and source of biodiversity. It plays an important role in the natural water balance and regulates nutrients and harmful substances. Our view of the soil is often superficial – literally. However, it is well worth our while to take a look below the surface. The importance of the soil for life on Earth is underestimated. Intact soil is an essential basis of life.
The Commodity Sector and Related Governance Challenges from a Sustainable Development Perspective: The Example of Switzerland Current Research Gaps
  • 2015

The Commodity Sector and Related Governance Challenges from a Sustainable Development Perspective: The Example of Switzerland - Current Research Gaps

The Swiss commodity sector has come under increasing scrutiny in the last few years as a result of the substantial growth experienced by global commodity trade since 2002 and the importance of Switzerland as a leading international commodity trading hub.
  • 2011

NEAT-Mineralien - Kristallschätze tief im Berg

Ein einmaliges Werk über die Mineralfunde und die Mineralienaufsicht des grössten Bauwerks der Schweiz.
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    • Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (3)
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