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Sustainability Science Dialogue

Priorities for sustainability research

Together with research institutions, the Sustainability Research Initiative invites experts to exchange ideas on priorities for sustainability research. The Sustainability Science Dialogue event series serves to substantiate research needs and encourage collaborative projects, based on the themes suggested by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences.

Sustainability Science Dialogue
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The UN Agenda 2030 includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Switzerland is not on track to meet those goals. How can science best contribute to accelerating this process? The Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences identified six priority themes which outline the most pressing research needs.

This event series aims to identify in which thematic areas research institutions could make a contribution, where research gaps exist and which collaborations could be promising.

The individual events

The exact content and format of each event is adapted to the specific priorities and interests of individual institutions. More detailed information on the individual events will follow and be added to this website.

Blog posts about past events

The Sustainability Science Dialogue Blog summarises the results of the individual events.

X #SustainabilityScienceDialogue

With the hashtag #SustainabilityScienceDialogue you'll find all posts about the events on X.

Also have a look at: Workshop: Priority themes for sustainability research at the Sustainable Universtiy Day 2022 in Mendrisio



Dr. Anja Bretzler
Steering Committee Sustainability Research
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern