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Sustainability Research Initiative

Newsletter 1/2021
March 30, 2021


The challenges of sustainability: video highlights the need for action


We produced a short video featuring the highlights of the event we held in December 2020 to launch our priorities for sustainability research in Switzerland. It is available in German and French (simultaneous translation). More


New compilation of funding opportunities


Learn which funders provide specific funding opportunities for scientific contributions to sustainable development. We have compiled a list of organisations and programmes that fund projects with a focus on research, implementation, exchange and transfer, as well as capacity building. More


Event series announcement


Sustainability Science Dialogue


We will be further elaborating the identified research priorities in collaboration with the research community. We are currently compiling a series of events hosted by research institutions. The programme will be provided soon via this newsletter.


Get involved


Endorse the priority themes and share your opinion with us


We would like to involve you in our activities by collecting your inputs to further develop our work. 

In addition, we want to increase the visibility of the community of experts in sustainability research through publishing a list of supporters online

Online form (also available in French & German) 


2030 Sustainable Development Strategy



With its 2030 Sustainable Development Strategy, the Federal Council is setting out how it intends to implement the 2030 Agenda. Read the Swiss Academies' statement on the draft (in German). More


Save the date: #CountdownAgenda




May 28, 2021 

Based on the SRI priority themes, approaches to resolving the trade-offs between energy demand, biodiversity conservation and sustainable food systems will be discussed. More


Sustainability Research and Innovation


Future Earth Event 

June 12 - 15, 2021 

Transdisciplinary gathering that unites global sustainability leaders, experts, industry and innovators to inspire action and promote a sustainability transformation. More


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

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