SDSN Switzerland mobilizes universities, research centres, civil society organizations, and the private sector to collaborate on shaping transformative solutions for implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement in Switzerland and beyond.
It is hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and the Biovision Foundation for Ecological Development. It has 40 members and partners from science, private foundations, civil society, and international organizations.
SDSN Switzerland pursues three objectives:
- Shape multi-stakeholder dialogue: Stimulate the continuous exchange of ideas and experiences, and create spaces for academia, government, business and civil society to foster holistic solutions, build commitment and mobilize concrete action.
- Foster transformative solutions: Harness scientific and transdisciplinary knowledge to generate evidence-based solutions, integrated policies and systemic change.
- Advise decision-makers: Offer evidence-based advice to decision makers in politics, business and society to fill policy gaps and motivate normative change.
SDSN Switzerland was founded in April 2017 and officially launched at the University of Bern on 15 February 2018.
SDSN Switzerland is part of the international SDSN, which was initiated in 2012 by then-UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with the aim of developing local, national, and global solutions in the field of sustainable development.