With the Sustainability Research Initiative, SCNAT, together with its sister institutions, promotes research on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda. It focuses on the joint handling of social issues of higher priority in overarching consortia.more

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Past events

Workshop with diverse stakeholders
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Workshops 2019: Priority topics for research in sustainable development

In the view of experts from science and practice, what are the problem areas on the path to sustainable development that science should address? Where do they think it would be useful to jointly develop new understandings, alternative models of thought and options for action? Where can we build new partnerships together? These questions were discussed in two workshops in 2019:

28 August 2019 at the University of Lausanne
30 August 2019 at the University of Zurich

Summary of the results (pdf)

Universität_Zürich, Hauptgebäude
Sustainability Science Dialogue: 30 years after “Rio” – New research challenges for sustainable development?

Together with research institutions, the SCNAT's Sustainability Research Initiative invites experts to different Sustainability Science Dialogues to exchange ideas on priorities for sustainability research. At this event organised together with

Image: Jürg-Peter Hug, Zürich
Workshop «Thriving Spaces». World Biodiversity Forum
«Thriving Spaces»: Sustainability and Spatial Development

The priority theme «Thriving Spaces - Sustainability and Spatial Development» was discussed in a workshop session at the World Biodiversity Forum in Davos on 29.06.2022. The second World Biodiversity Forum