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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 prosperity for local communities. However, often, such developments do not meet these expectations, because local communities are excluded from the decision-making process and lose access to their resource base, their living space and livelihood opportunities. Co-determination is an essential prerequisite for local sustainable development through infrastructure projects. Such a process ensures that due consideration is given to different impacts and consequences, perspectives, power dynamics as well as opportunities for participation. Research is necessary to better understand these important dimensions and how to enable, facilitate and implement effective and equitable co-determination.
Lebensqualität und Nachhaltigkeit in regionalen Naturpärken
Eine qualitative Studie mit 90 Interviews zur Sicht der Bevölkerung in den Naturpärken Jurapark Aargau, UNESCO Biosphäre Enltebuch und Naturpark Gantrisch
23rd Swiss Global Change Day
The Swiss Global Change Day is the annual event organised by ProClim where well-known experts present challenges and highlights of climate and global change research covering a broad range of topics. It is also an opportunity to present research results by posters and to discuss them with colleagues. The most attractive and comprehensive posters will be honoured with a travel award of 1000 francs.
Open Call: Future Earth Special Issue in Global Sustainability
Charting the Course for the Next Decade of Sustainability Research and Innovation, Future Earth is calling for contributions to the Future Earth Special Issue in Global Sustainability. This call will close on 30 April 2023.Immagine: Future Earth
SRI2023 Idea Market Call for Innovations
The SRI Idea Market is an opportunity for students, young professionals, and innovators to showcase their sustainability research, advances, concepts, designs, prototypes, and products with the global SRI audience. The invitation to submit videos - presenting an innovative idea on sustainability or carbon removal - for the SRI2023 Idea Market is open until 1 May 2023 (23:59 EST, UTC-5).Immagine: SRI2023
KFPE SUDAC SNSF Conference - Decolonizing Swiss Research Collaborations
KFPE Annual Conference with SUDAC and SNSF. Interactive half-day conference on May 5 in Bern and online workshops series from April 17 - May 1. At the conference and the workshops we discuss how to decolonize research partnerships and we provide opportunities to exchange.Immagine: NASA
Call for Input: 10 New Insights in Climate Science
The ‘10 New Insights in Climate Science’ report is an annual syntheses highlighting key recent advances in climate change research, with the purpose of equipping policymakers and the general public with essential knowledge to make sense of and confront the climate emergency. The joint initiative welcomes your contribution: What's a key recent advance in climate change research that you think should be highlighted for policymakers? This call will close on 17 February 2023.Immagine: Future Earth
Le comité de la saguf élit une nouvelle coprésidence
Les membres du comité PD Dr. Basil Bornemann, Prof. Dr. Michael Stauffacher et Dr. Anne Zimmermann ont été élus par le comité de la saguf comme nouvelle coprésidence de la saguf. La coprésidence a pris ses fonctions au 1er janvier 2023. Nous félicitons chaleureusement Anne, Basil et Michael pour leur élection et nous réjouissons de notre future collaboration !Immagine: saguf
Ein Blick zurück nach vorn: 50 Jahre Engagement für Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung
Knapp 100 Teilnehmende trafen sich zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum der saguf. Die Vorträge und Diskussionen betonten den reichhaltigen Erfahrungsschatz der saguf in der Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung und gaben vielfältige Impulse für zukünftige Entwicklungen.Immagine: saguf
Associate or Ass. Prof. tenure track in Experimental Climate and Environmental Physics & Director of the High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat
The Division for Climate and Environmental Physics (CEP) of the Physics Institute, University of Bern invites applications for the position of Associate or Ass. Prof. tenure track in Experimental Climate and Environmental Physics & Director of the High Altitude Research Stations Jungfraujoch and Gornergrat in the field of atmospheric trace gas observations (100%) (start date 01.02.2025)Immagine: northlightimages, istockphoto.com
Sustainability 2023 Travel Award
The Sustainability journal will be granting travel awards to 5 junior scientists. The award provides financial support (CHF 600) to attend an international conference in the field of sustainability and sustainable development, to be held in 2023, in order to deliver a presentation, present a poster, or both.
Diese Studie leistet einen Beitrag zur Diskussion über die Transformationsforschung, die (noch) nicht als etabliertes Forschungsfeld, sondern als eine enstehende Forschungsperspektive verstanden wird.
Conference report: Sustainability Science Forum 2022
On 3 November 2022, key players in the field of science for sustainable development met in Bern at the second Sustainability Science Forum. The event of the SCNAT's Sustainability Research Initiative was dedicated to the future of research in support of sustainability transformations. A particular focus was on the nature of societal transformation processes and on promising forms of collective knowledge production for developing possible pathways of change.Immagine: Anja Zurbrügg
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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.