Unleashing knowledge

Workshop at the Sustainability Science Forum 2021 - Accelerating Transformation


13:45 - 15:00


Eventforum Bern
Fabrikstrasse 12
3012 Bern

To support society in achieving sustainability, we need to make better use of the knowledge we already have.

Sustainability Science Forum
Image: Hansjakob Fehr, 1kilo

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 sustainable development.

Moderator: Janet Hering

Preliminary programme:

  1. Examples of successful ways and formats for knowledge brokerage and scientific advice to decision makers (speakers from different organisations and networks)
  2. Small group discussions to collect ideas on how to improve, leverage and upscale the use of knowledge on sustainability problems
  3. Sharing in workshop plenary

Workshop partner: Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Switzerland



Steering Committee Sustainability Research
House of Academies
PO Box
3001 Bern

+41 31 306 93 28

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