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WYSS ACADEMY FOR NATURE

Creating a New Relationship with Nature

The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Berne was founded to provide a new approach to the environmental crisis and its interconnected problems. Having made considerable steps toward becoming fully operational over the past year, we now look forward to new projects and new partners. Find out more in our Annual Report.

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HUB / PROJECTS

Bern
 

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East Africa

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South East Asia

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South America

What we do...

Our mission is to transform scientific knowledge into action. We co-design and implement concrete projects across a swathe of regions and countries. This global structure facilitates replication of successes and learning. We currently operate Hubs in Central Europe (Bern, Switzerland), Southeast Asia, East Africa and South America.

 
 
MISSION AND VISION

The Academy for Nature

Our areas of action increase and align human wellbeing with biodiversity protection, sustainable land use and climate-friendly societies. Our fundamental world view sees human wellbeing as dependent on nature and intact ecosystems. To support this case, we conduct research and co-design solutions involving everybody. Together, we test concrete solutions and develop scalable projects worldwide.

 

The next ten years are crucial to reversing climate change, biodiversity loss and degradation of natural resources. As impacts are being felt worldwide, it becomes even more important to address inequality and climate injustice. The Wyss Academy for Nature understands current global challenges as systemic. As such, they require action, the spread of ideas and reciprocal learning in ‘solution-scapes’ at local, regional and global levels.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2021

A new approach
to an enduring crisis

CONTEXT-SPECIFIC INNOVATION

Theory of Change

By involving diverse people with a common goal and by translating scientific findings into practice, we create new pathways to sustainability. Our team consists of researchers, diplomats, entrepreneurs and innovators collaborating with the business community, policymakers, civil society and communities to co-create strategies and practical results.In creating pathways to transformation, research becomes knowledge diplomacy.

 

We turn knowledge into action by forging links among disciplines and spheres of activity: We break out of the silos. Solutions become tangible through testing in our incubators. Collaboration takes place beyond divides. Diverging interests are addressed through co-design. Large-scale change starts to manifest by engaging policy and decision-makers worldwide. Positive experiences spread and replicate through local, regional and global networks.

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RECENT NEWS

The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern is happy to announce the opening of two positions: Head of Communication and Digital Transformation Analyst. 🌿 
 

Funders

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Partners and Friends

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We are Building a Community

Thank you!

 
DISCUSS & CONNECT WITH US

The Wyss Academy's ongoing projects