One year after the release of the Swiss Academies’ white paper “Priority Themes for Swiss Sustainability Research”, this event will collect ideas for a potential Swiss flagship sustainability research programme that recognizes the complexity and interconnected nature of sustainability challenges.
With the first Swiss Sustainability Science Forum, SCNAT is creating a regular annual or biennial gathering. It invites the Swiss sustainability science community to come together and exchange on burning sustainability questions.
The Sustainability Science Forum 2021 will start with a keynote by Thomas Vellacott, CEO WWF Switzerland followed by an update on the SRI's work on priorities for sustainability research. A number of parallel sessions and networking opportunities will serve to identify and further develop ideas on concrete future research needs and on how science can best support the transformation to sustainability.
The detailed programme will be available shortly on this website.
Which research topics should be prioritised to best support our committment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals? What is the role of science on this path towards a more just and sustainable society?Image: Akademien der Wissenschaften Schweiz
Using six priority themes, the "White Paper on Sustainability Research" outlines Switzerland's most urgent research needs in order to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The priority themes were developed by 30 experts from science and practice on the basis of a broad-based dialogue with over 100 stakeholders from science, business, administration and civil society.Image: Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences