CDE is an interdisciplinary research centre of the University of Bern. Its overarching goal is to produce and share knowledge for sustainable development in cooperation with partners in the global North and South. CDE conducts research to develop innovative concepts and solutions for the sustainable use of land and water resources. It also offers a range of services for planners and decision-makers that are closely linked to research. One of CDE’s central concerns is to foster dialogue between science and society while contributing to global debates on sustainability and development. In line with the University’s mandate to promote sustainable development, CDE offers various courses of study in sustainable development.