With the sustainability research initiative, the Swiss Academy of Sciences, together with its sister organisations and the association of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences, strengthens research for sustainable development in Switzerland. It supports science in participating in a sustainable development of society. A special focus lies on inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration.
An interdisciplinary project
- To build a community of experts in the field of research for sustainable development, across disciplines, internationally and with important stakeholders; and support their collaboration
- To identify societally relevant research topics on national and international level
- To strengthen research for sustainable development in research funding and research politics
- To shape the public discourse on sustainable development
The sustainability research initiative is led by an interdisciplinary steering committee. It unites natural and social sciences, humanities and engineering.