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.di più

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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

The sustainable research initiative is a project of the platform science and policy (SAP). The interdisciplinary project relies on knowledge and competences form the diverse working groups within the Academy.

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Our goals

  • 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


Gruppo di coordinamento Ricerca sulla sostenibilità
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