Sustainability research

The Sustainability Research Initiative aims to direct science towards sustainable development and Agenda 2030, thereby supporting the work on socially-relevant priority issues. It represents Switzerland in the international Future Earth programme.

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From left to right: Marco Picucci, Laura Armengot, Johanna Rüegg, Gurbir Bhullar, Beate Huber, Monika Schneider
  • 09.12.2019
  • Notizie

Research award for the comparison of cultivation systems in Bolivia, India and Kenya

A long-term experiment run by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Bolivia, India and Kenya shows that organic farming provides several benefits for small farmers in the tropics. At the beginning of December, the Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) awarded the research prize to this experiment at ETH Zurich.
The road to Bern website
  • 05.12.2019
  • Notizie

The Road to Bern for the Agenda 2030

The Road to Bern consists of a series of events, which leads to the United Nations World Data Forum 2020 (UNWDF).
EEA (2019) The European environment — state and outlook 2020: knowledge for transition to a sustainable Europe
  • 2019
  • EEA
  • Relazione

The European environment — state and outlook 2020

Europe will not achieve its 2030 goals without urgent action during the next 10 years to address the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, increasing impacts of climate change and the overconsumption of natural resources. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report says, however, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action like the European Green Deal.
Africa should set its own health-research agenda
  • 28.11.2019
  • Notizie

Local experts — not rich donors — must design and control studies

For more than 20 years, Francisca Mutapi led a programme in Zimbabwe on human schistosomiasis. The experience gave her first-hand knowledge of how inequitable partnerships that task African scientists as data gatherers for Western research agendas are unlikely to make a difference to the African health problems that really matter.
SDGs – l'Educateur 10/2019
  • 2019
  • Articolo

La durabilité enseignée grâce aux sciences

Science on Stage Europe produit chaque année du matériel pour l’enseignement des sciences du primaire au secondaire II. C’est dans ce but que l’association recherche des enseignant·es pour son nouveau projet sur la durabilité.
KFPE-Newsletter Nov. 2019
  • 20.11.2019
  • Notizie

KFPE's newsletter published

Have a look at the November newsletter
Sudac - KFPE conference 2019: Opening statements by Laurent Goetschel
  • 14.11.2019
  • Notizie

Research networks as a pathway to achieving sustainability

International Conference of SUDAC – swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network and KFPE. The focus was placed on research partnerships in and with the Global South. With its programmes Consortia for Education and Research (COFERs) and Clusters of Cooperation in the Global South (CLOC), swissuniversities provides important instruments to foster these research partnerships.
Filme für die Erde
  • 15.10.2019
  • Notizie

Klima-Filme ganz einfach auf eigener Webseite einbauen

Die gemeinnützige Organisation Filme für die Erde hat eine Auswahl von sechzig kurzen und langen Filmen zum Thema Klima und Nachhaltigkeit als attraktives digitales Filmfenster zusammengestellt. Dieses Material steht allen interessierten Personen zur Verfügung und kann in wenigen Schritten auf der eigenen Webseite eingebaut und angezeigt werden.
saguf-Diskussionspapier
  • 2019
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology
  • Foglio informativo

Document de synthès: Dialogue entre ville et agriculture

Aujourd’hui, la façon de produire et de consommer des aliments contribue de manière significative à l’impact environnemental. Ce document de synthèse présente des champs d’actions et propose des solutions qui visent à une conception durable des systèmes alimentaires urbains en Suisse. L’accent est mis sur le dialogue entre la ville et l’agriculture et le potentiel de celui-ci à promouvoir la durabilité au sein de
notre alimentation.
k4d platform
  • 11.10.2019
  • Notizie

Knowledge for development platform

The r4d programme launched its new Knowledge for Development platform, featuring selected communication products from r4d projects, the r4d syntheses and own content. It disseminates evidence-based and tailor-made research information for an interested public, researchers as well as policy-makers and media.
Wind energy
  • 24.09.2019
  • Gruppo di coordinamento Ricerca sulla sostenibilit
  • Comunicato stampa

La recherche suisse en développement durable doit proposer des solutions

Si rien ne change, les objectifs de développement durable des Nations unies ne pourront pas être atteints. Et le monde scientifique est également sur la sellette: comme le demande le premier rapport sur le développement durable dans le monde, la recherche visant des solutions concrètes doit être intensifiée. À travers une initiative, la SCNAT souhaite donc renforcer la recherche en développement durable en Suisse.
Leave no one behind
  • 23.09.2019
  • Notizie

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019

Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world—a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. The year 2030 is just over a decade away, and we must ask ourselves if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Wind energy
  • 24.09.2019

La recherche suisse en développement durable doit proposer des solutions

Si rien ne change, les objectifs de développement durable des Nations unies ne pourront pas être atteints. Et le monde scientifique est également sur la sellette: comme le demande le premier rapport sur le développement durable dans le monde, la recherche visant des solutions concrètes doit être intensifiée. À travers une initiative, la SCNAT souhaite donc renforcer la recherche en développement durable en Suisse.