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The SRI Newsletter informs sporadically about the Sustainability Research Initiative. For the time being it is published only in English.

Previous issues of the newsletter can be found below.


Issue 1/2022

  • Interview with SRI Steering Committee member Heike Mayer
  • Future Earth Call: Proposals for Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2022
  • Susstainability Science Dialogues with HES-SO, ZHdK and BFH & Wyss Academy
  • Blog posts: Sustainabiltiy Science Dialogues with UNIFR, swisspeace and UNINE

Issue 2/2022

Call for new National Research Programmes on sustainable development

Issue 3/2022

  • Sustainability Science Dialogue: Upcoming event on 14.06.2022
  • Blog posts: past Sustainability Science Dialogue
  • SRI Workshop @Sustainable University Day, 29.04.2022
  • FutureEarth: Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress, 20.-24.06.2022

Issue 4/2022

  • Follow us now on LinkedIn!
  • Save the Date: Sustainability Science Forum on 03.11.2022
  • Workshop on Thriving Spaces @ World Biodiversity Forum 2022

Issue 5/2022

Sustainability Science Forum 2022: Shaping research for our future. Registration

Issue 6/2022

Sustainability Science Forum 2022: Programme details are now online!

Issue 7/2022

Sustainability Science Forum 2022

Issue 8/2022

Sustainability Science Forum 2022. Report and photos

Launch Event Priority Topics for Sustainability Research - Video summary
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Issue 1/2021

The challenges of sustainability: video highlights the need for action

9, 8, 7... #CountdownAgenda2030: es braucht vernetzte Lösungen, jetzt.
Image: Hansjakob Fehr, 1kilo

Issue 2/2021

Results Event #CountdownAgenda 2030
Save the date: Sustainability Science Forum 2021
Sustainability Science Dialogue to start soon

Sustainability Science Forum
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Issue 3/2021

Sustainability Science Forum, 30.11.2021
SRI Event series: Sustaniability Science Dialogue
SAGUF Annual Conference on research funding
Future Earth Assembly to gather for the first time

Sustainability Science Dialogue
Image: Hansjakob Fehr, 1kilo

Issue 4/2021

Sustainability Science Forum: Registration
Sustainability Science Dialogue with swisspeace
Sustainability Science Dialogue with University Fribourg

Sustainability Science Dialogue, Universität Neuchâtel, 28.09.2021_2
Image: SRI

Issue 5/2021

Sustainability Science Forum 2021 only a few days away
Sustainability Science Dialogue with UniNE blog post online

Sustainability Science Forum
Image: Hansjakob Fehr, 1kilo

Issue 6/2021

Sustainability Science Forum 2021 - Accelerating Transformation with live stream

Sustainability Science Forum 2021: Thomas Vellacott, CEO WWF Switzerland
Image: Anja Zurbrügg

Issue 7/2021

Sustainability Science Forum 2021: Report, photos and video now online

Bild Video SRI

Ausgabe 1/2020

  • Was ist die Initiative für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung?
  • Jetzt muss die Forschung Lösungen aufzeigen
  • Projektupdate: Resultate der 2019 Workshops
Mining in Namibia
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Issue 2/2020

  • Defining a decade of global sustainability science action
  • Good marks for the SCNAT research agenda
  • Launch of research priorities on December 8
Prioritäre Themen für die Nachhaltigkeitsforschung
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Issue 3/2020

  • Endorse the white paper and share your opinion
  • SRI White paper out now
  • Launch of research priorities on December 8