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Sustainable Research Initiative

Newsletter 2/2021
June 24, 2021


SRI Annual event


Sustainability Science Forum 2021


Save the date: November 30, 2021

SCNAT launches a regular gathering inviting the sustainability science community to come together and exchange on burning sustainability questions. 

One year after the release of the 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. 



SRI Dialogue event series


Sustainability Science Dialogue to start soon 


Together with various research institutions, the SRI launches the Sustainability Science Dialogue event series. This event series serves to involve the research community in further elaborating research priorities and to develop concrete ideas for collaborative research for sustainability.



First events


Université de Neuchâtel


November 2021:
Haute école spécialisée de la Suisse Occidentale HES-SO

January 2022: 

Pädagogische Hochschulen Bern, Luzern, Zürich

Universität Basel

29.04.2022 (SUD):
Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI)


More events and conferences


Watch the video: #CountdownAgenda



SCNAT Event 

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



Watch the video: ISCN 2021 session by SRI & td-net


Conference session

How can higher education institutions advance sustainability research? SRI and td-net hosted this session on the need to build capacity for research through transformative learning. More


German Sustainability Science Summit


Future Earth Event 

July 8 - 9, 2021 

Interactive virtual online German Future Earth Summit on latest scientific findings in the field of sustainability research. Register now! 



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