Sustainability Science Forum 2021 - Accelerating Transformation

30.11.2021 | Eventforum Bern

Time

09:30 - 17:00

Venue

Eventforum Bern
Fabrikstrasse 12
3012 Bern

The Sustainability Research Initiative is creating a yearly event that brings together a community of professionals united by a keen interest – Sustainability Science. The first Sustainability Science Forum focuses on accelerating transformation towards sustainability. Together with research funders and other stakeholders, we will discuss priorities for capitalising on existing knowledge and for addressing key open questions.

Sustainability Science Forum
Image: Hansjakob Fehr, 1kilo

How can scientific contributions more strongly and more directly support accelerating change towards sustainability? We will explore this question in many facets and against the background of the interrelated nature of sustainability crises. Since scientific contributions can take many forms, we will not only ask how to enhance knowledge brokerage and policy advice, but also how to strengthen developing possible pathways for action and opportunities for innovative collaborative research on key open questions, as identified in the white paper Priority Themes for Swiss Sustainability Research of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Programme

09:30 Welcome note by Marcel Tanner, president of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

09:45 Keynote by Thomas Vellacott, CEO of WWF Switzerland

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 The value of priority themes for institutional agenda setting

11:30 How can we strengthen science for change? Panel discussion

12:30 Networking lunch

13:45 Parallel sessions

1. Unleashing knowledge
2. Research for transformation
3. The hard problem: interdependencies between sustainability goals

Networking lounge

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 The way forward. Plenary fishbowl discussion

16:15 Outlook

16:30 Apéro

Registration will open at the end of September 2021
Participation is free of charge

Categories

  • Interactions

Contact

Anja Bretzler
SCNAT
Steering Committee Sustainability Research
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern
Switzerland

E-mail

Registration will open at the end of September 2021
Languages: English, German, French