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Förderprogramm Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Förderprogramm Nachhaltige Entwicklung 2023: «Nachhaltiges Wohnen»

Das Förderprogramm Nachhaltige Entwicklung unterstützt innovative Projekte von Gemeinden, Kantonen und privaten Institutionen in der ganzen Schweiz. Diese Projekte tragen zur Erreichung der Ziele bei, welche in der Strategie Nachhaltige

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SRI 2023

Sustainability Research + Innovation Congress 2023 (SRI 2023)

The Sustainability Research & Innovation (SRI) Congress is the world’s largest transdisciplinary gathering for the global sustainability community. The third edition of the SRI Congress, SRI2023, will be hosted by

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ProClim president Karin Ingold opened the 23rd Swiss Global Change Day #SGCD23

23rd Swiss Global Change Day – Meeting Report and Conference Documents

On 19 April 2023, the Swiss climate and global change science community met for the 23rd time at the annual Swiss Global Change Day. About 200 participants attended the event

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Research−Implementation Organisations and Their Role for Sustainable Development

Swiss TPH, KFPE and partners are identifying and describing a group of research institutions in Africa and Switzerland that pursue problem-oriented research and practical project implementation for sustainable development side-by-side.

Research Priorities for Sustainability Science Position Paper

Research Priorities for Sustainability Science

The German Committee Future Earth (Deutsches Komitee für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung in Future Earth, DKN) is an independent scientific advisory body of the German Research Foundation (DFG). At the same time, it

Unleashing Science

Unleashing Science

We need to urgently redouble efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Business-as-usual approaches – to science and science funding – are no longer appropriate to this massively complex and

Young Academic Award Alpenkonvention

Young Academics Award 2024

Research and innovation are key elements for promoting sustainable development in the Alps. Young academics play a crucial role in this, helping to shape the future of the Alps. The

The New Global Connect: Mega-Infrastructure Projects and Their Local Impacts

The New Global Connect: Mega-Infrastructure Projects and Their Local Impacts

The construction of large infrastructure for rapid and efficient means of transportation or green energy production from large wind or solar farms is often tied to hopes of development and


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Get an overview of scientific contributions to sustainable development and especially to the Agenda 2030: The Sustainability Research Initiative of the SCNAT provides researchers, research funding agencies and political decision-makers with important synthesis reports, projects, event information and news from the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and other institutions.