Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)


Rio+20 Factsheets

CDE researchers are contributing to sustainability factsheets, which are published by the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). The factsheets cover topics relevant to the upcoming UN Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. Each sheet summarises the state of knowledge on an individual theme, such as water security, and offers policy recommendations aimed at both the international level and Switzerland.

Download factsheet on water security:
Water security (EN / PDF 1.2 MB)
L’approvisionnement en eau dans le monde (FR / PDF 1.2 MB)
Globale Wasserversorgung (DE / PDF 1.2 MB)

Download factsheet on mountain areas:
Mountain areas EN / PDF 860 KB)
Les régions de montagne (FR / PDF 905 KB)
Die Berggebiete (DE / PDF 922 KB)

Link to SCNAT website