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Sustainability Research Initiative

Newsletter 2/2020
September 17, 2020


Priorities for sustainable development research


Good marks for the SCNAT research agenda

Under the leadership of SCNAT, the Sustainability Research Initiative is developing priority topics for sustainable development research in Switzerland. At a review meeting in early July, several well-known experts gave the draft research agenda very good marks. They especially appreciated the systemic approach and encouraged the authors to place even more focus on pathways towards transformation. More


Project update


Launch of priorities for sustainability research


Since spring and in close collaboration with expert working groups, we have been drafting short papers to outline six key priorities for sustainability research in Switzerland. These priorities had been identified by the SRI Steering Committee in late 2019. 

We look forward to publicly present the research priorities whitepaper on December 8, 2020 in Bern. 

The event will take place in the early evening, 5-7 pm. 

Please save the date.


Upcoming events


October 19/20, 2020


2. Schweizer Landschaftskongress - 2e Congrès suisse du paysage 2020


Conference, virtual


November 6/7, 2020


18th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2020


Conference, virtual


November 13, 2020


Transformative Research – The New Imperative in Science?


KFPE & SUDAC Annual Conference, Bern


Defining a decade of global sustainability science action


A call for inputs to shape a priority action agenda for science

The International Science Council ISC invites experts to provide their views on priorities for science that can deliver game-changing action in two related domains:

 i. Science for Sustainability Transformations, and 
ii. Transformations of Science Systems. More


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