Dr. Judith Schäli

Senior Research Scientist

Sustainability Governance Impact Area

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Dr. Judith Schäli
Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
Universität Bern
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern

Areas of professional focus at CDE

  • Sustainable Trade in Agriculture 
  • Sustainable Finance


  • Agreement on Agriculture Reimagined - Towards a model Agreement on Agriculture Trade for Sustainable Development (AoA TSD)
  • Trafo Stream Finance
  • Illicit Financial Flows

Further professional interests

  • International Environmental Law and Governance
  • Maritime Law and Governance
  • Plastics
  • Noise Abatement and Air Pollution Control


German, English, French, Spanish

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Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Schäli, Judith (eds.) (2024). Federal Act on Sustainable Trade in Agriculture? A Proposal for the Implementation of Art. 104a lit. d of the Swiss Federal Constitution. Zürich: Dike


Schäli, Judith; Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth (2023). Illicit Financial Flows and Sustainable Finance: Interlinkages and Open Questions (R4D-IFF Working Paper Series 03/2023).


Bürgi Bonanomi, Elisabeth; Schäli, Judith; Belser, Eva Maria; Mazidi, Simon; Baumgartner, Urs; Giger, Markus; Franc, Andrea; Hett, Cornelia; Jacobi, Johanna; Mann, Stefan; Scharrer, Bettina; Solar, Jimena (2022). Hypothetisches Bundesgesetz über nachhaltigen Agrarhandel (Agrarhandelsgesetz, AhG), Synthese SNF-NFP 73 Projekt «Diversifizierte Ernährungssysteme dank nachhaltiger Handelsbeziehungen» Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Universität Bern


Lannen, Anu; Bürgi, Elisabeth; Rist, Stephan; Wehrli, Judith (2016). Switzerland and the commodities trade: Taking stock and looking ahead (Swiss Academies Factsheets 11 (1)). Bern: Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz (SCNAT)


Bürgi, Elisabeth; Wehrli, Judith; Bucher, Daniela; Rist, Stephan; Giger, Markus; Espa, Ilaria; Franzi, Simone; Elsig, Manfred; Gelb, Stephen Roy; Holzgang, Milena; Dey, Pascal; Wettstein, Florian (2015). The commodity sector and related governance challenges from a sustainable development perspective: The example of Switzerland: Current research gaps (CDE WTI IWE Joint Working Paper 1). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE); World Trade Institute (WTI); Institute for Business Ethics (IWE)


Wehrli, Judith; Cottier, Thomas (2014). Towards a treaty instrument on marine genetic resources. In: Ribeiro, Marta Chantal (ed.) 30 years after the signature of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: The protection of the environment and the future of the law of the sea (pp. 517-551). Coimbra: Coimbra Editora


Wehrli, Judith (January 2012). Clustering Assessment: Enhancing Synergies among Multilateral Environmental Agreements (Governance and Sustainability Issue Brief Series 3). Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Boston

Wehrli, Judith; Cottier, Thomas; Elsig, Manfred (2012). Lessons from the Multilateral Trading System for Reforming the Architecture of the International Environmental Regime (Governance and Sustainability Issue Brief Series 4). Center for Governance and Sustainability, University of Massachusetts Boston