Number of results: 16
Selected topics: Ethics
SAPEA Evidence Review Report "Making sense of science for policy"
  • 2019

Making sense of science for policy under conditions of complexity and uncertainty

Ethics bodies and guidelines are needed to shape scientific advice provided to policymakers. The academy consortium SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academies), which provides scientific input to the European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism, also says in its new report that such advice should be multidisciplinary.
Argumentarium Parlamentarische Initiative «Verbot von schwerbelastenden Tierversuchen»
  • 2019

Argumentarium Parlamentarische Initiative «Verbot von schwerbelastenden Tierversuchen»

Die Kommission für Wissenschaft, Bildung und Kultur des Nationalrats (WBK-N) hat an ihrer Sitzung vom 24. Mai 2019 die parlamentarische Initiative von Maya Graf für ein Verbot von schwerbelastenden Tierversuchen mit 17 zu 8 Stimmen zur Ablehnung empfohlen. Die Kommission für Tierversuchsethik (KTVE) der Akademien Schweiz begrüsst diesen Entscheid.
ProClim Flash 69
  • 2018

ProClim Flash 69

Die 69. Ausgabe des ProClim Flash, Schweizer Zeitschrift für Klima und globalen Wandel, beschäftigt sich aus verschiedenen Perspektiven mit den Thema Geoengineering: Was sind die möglichen Potenziale, Risiken und Kosten der einzelnen Methoden? Und wie sieht es aus, wenn sich die Ethik zu Geoengineering äussert? Weitere Artikel zu zukunftsfähigem Wohnen, zum neuen IPCC-Sonderbericht zu 1,5 °C sowie News aus unserem Netzwerk finden Sie in der aktuellen Ausgabe.
Geoengineering als ethische Herausforderung
  • 2018

Geoengineering als ethische Herausforderung

Ivo Wallimann-Helmer, Assistenzprofessor für Environmental Humanities, Universität Freiburg
A Conflict Sensitive Approach to Field Research
  • 2017

A Conflict Sensitive Approach to Field Research – Doing Any Better?

This publication by swisspeace and the KFPE demonstrates, in eight contributions, how scientists view their research as dependent of national and international power structures. Research in conflict zones can point to ways and means to diffuse tension, if consciously undertaken. To achieve this objective, field research projects need to consider these specifics from the very outset.
Human embryonic stem cells
  • 2017

Human embryonic stem cells: patentability of inventions in Europe

The European federation of Academies ALLEA (All European Academies) pleads that in Europe the patentability of human embryonic stem cells be assessed in applying the same moral standards that are applicable to research and development on them as well as to their production and commercialisation.
Weighing of interests for proposed animal experiments - Guidance for applicants
  • 2017

Weighing of interests for proposed animal experiments

Researchers submitting an application to conduct an animal experiment in Switzerland are required to consider ethical as well as scientific aspects. The ethical evaluation takes the form of a «weighing of interests».
Titelblatt Broschüre Missbrauchspotenzial und Biosecurity in der biologischen Forschung
  • 2017

Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research

Research in the life sciences produces knowledge and technologies to the benefit of humanity and the environment. However, certain discoveries can become dangerous when misused out of ill intent.
GeoAgenda No. 1/2017
  • 2017

GeoAgenda No. 1/2017

Wer in der Schweiz Geographie studieren möchte, für den stellt sich die Frage, welches Institut er oder sie wählen soll und aus welchen Gründen. Für Lena Bühlmann, Pascal Steinemann und Marius Vögtli, Copräsidentin und Copräsidenten des Verbands Junge Geographie Schweiz (JGS) und Gastautorin und -autoren der ersten Ausgabe der GeoAgenda im Jahr 2017, war dies der Anstoss, ein Porträt über die sieben universitären Geographieinstitute der Schweiz zu verfassen.
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.
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.
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