The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Switzerland mobilizes universities, research centers, civil society organizations, business and other knowledge centers to create and implement transformative solutions to achieve the Agenda 2030 and Paris Agreement in Switzerland and beyond.

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Hosted by: Center for Development and Environment (CDE) at University of Bern and BIOVISION


  • Urs Wiesmann

    University of Bern
  • Océane Dayer

    Founder and Vice-President of Swiss Youth for Climate

The implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement require all countries to take responsibility for their actions and long-term, global impact. SDSN Switzerland was therefore founded in April 2017 and officially launched in February 2018 to initiate and accompany transformative social, technological, and environmental change towards sustainable development in Switzerland.

SDSN Switzerland delivers value to its members and partners around the following three objectives:

  1. Shape multi-stakeholder dialogue: Accelerate continuous exchange of ideas and experiences, and create thinking spaces for the scientific community, government, business and civil society to foster systemic solutions, build commitment and mobilize action.

  2. Foster transformative solutions: Harness scientific and transdisciplinary knowledge to generate new evidence-based solutions, integrated policies and systemic change, including through joint learning journeys.

  3. Advise decision-makers: Offer evidence-based advice to decision-makers in politics, business and society to fill policy gaps and motivate normative change through innovative processes around the science-policy interface.