To support society in achieving sustainability, we need to make better use of the knowledge we already have. But what strategies are most effective to facilitate the translation, communication and mediation across boundaries?
What are successful ways and formats to provide scientific advice to decision makers? How can academic and non-academic sources of knowledge be combined to obtain the best possible understanding of particular sustainability challenges? This workshop explores new ideas to improve, leverage and upscale the use of existing knowledge to further support sustainable development.
Moderator: Janet Hering, director, Eawag & co-chair, Sustainable Development Solution Networks (SDSN) Switzerland
Welcome and short introduction
Roundtable discussion: Examples of successful ways and formats of knowledge transfer and scientific advice for decision-makers.
With contributions from
Markus Jenny, president, Vision Landwirtschaft & agricultural expert, Swiss Ornithological Institute
Anna Stünzi, president, foraus - Swiss Forum on Foreign Policy
BinBin Pearce, USYS TdLab, ETH Zürich
- What is important to consider in which situation of knowledge transfer?
- Are there any more general principles or strategies that can be developed based on the experiences made?
- How can academic and non-academic sources of knowledge be combined to obtain the best possible understanding of particular sustainability challenges and possibilities to tackle them?
Discussion with all session participants: How can the use of knowledge about sustainability issues be improved, strengthened and expanded?