WYSS ACADEMY FOR NATURE
Creating a New Relationship with Nature
We bring human-wellbeing into harmony with nature protection.
The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Berne is a place of innovation, where research, business, policymakers and communities come together to co-design solutions for sustainable futures.
From Knowledge to Action
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.
COLLABORATION IN OUR DNA
Invitations to Co-Inspire
Collaboration and learning are in our DNA. It follows that we seek to amplify and add profile to projects, people and ideas whose contributions to systems change are ongoing, awe-inspiring, material for debate, astonishing, provocative, heart-warming, and stem from a positive, change-is-possible mindset.
Partners and Friends
Transformation through Art
Transformations to sustainability must address the whole human being. We believe that art, sensory and whole-body experiences of why change is both needed and possible add to our success. This is why we collaborate with artists and ‘sense-makers’ from all fields.
Both installation can be seen from public space at Wyss Academy for Nature, Kochergasse 4 in Bern.
The video installation is active from 2pm - 8pm