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Sustainability Research Initiative

Newsletter 1/2020


About this newsletter


Welcome to the SRI Newsletter! It keeps you up to date about the Sustainability Research Initiative (SRI). The newsletter will be released about three to four times a year. For the time being, it is published in English only. 

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Want to know what the Sustainability Research Initiative is about?


The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences identified sustainable development as one of their strategic priorities. Under the leadership of SCNAT, the SRI brings together key actors to develop priorities for future sustainability research in Switzerland. More


Swiss research for sustainable development needs to propose solutions


If we don't want to miss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, all actors need to be even stronger mobilized in a joint effort, including science. The first UN Global Sustainable Development Report calls for bringing together scientific understandings from all academic fields and for strengthening joint efforts to develop transformational activities among researchers and non-academic stakeholders. More


Project update


Outcomes of priority topics workshops 


How does an economic system work that advances sustainable development? How would a respective concept of well-being look like, and how can such well-being be decoupled from resource consumption? These concerns are among the outcomes of two workshops we held the end of August 2019 for collecting key sustainability issues for Switzerland with experts from science and practice. The results build the basis for developing an agenda for sustainability research. More


Upcoming events


February 23-28, 2020


World Biodiversity Forum: Join session 190S on pathways for sustainable biodiversity futures, co-convened by SRI together with SDSN Switzerland, the Swiss Biodiversity Forum and Future Earth partners


Conference, Davos


September 15-17, 2020


The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences are one of the partners of the 8th World Sustainability Forum 2020


Conference, Geneva