The “SCNAT knowledge” web portal provides guidance. The Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) and its network report the state of knowledge, based on sound scientific findings and in regards to Switzerland – for the attention of politics, administration, business, science and practice.more

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Get an overview of scientific contributions to sustainable development and especially to the Agenda 2030: The Sustainability Research Initiative of the SCNAT provides researchers, research funding agencies and political decision-makers with important synthesis reports, projects, event information and news from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and other institutions.

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Support for research partnerships with developing countries

The challenges of sustainable development affect different regions of the world differently. International research partnerships make it possible to take these differences into account. The Commission for Research Partnerships with Developing Countries (KFPE) is committed to cross-border and intercultural research partnerships and helps to make such partnerships fair and efficient.


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10 New Insights in Climate Science

Call for Input: 10 New Insights in Climate Science

The ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science’ report is an annual syntheses highlighting key recent advances in climate change research, with the purpose of equipping policymakers and the general public

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The Sustainability Research Initiative

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