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Hub Bern, Switzerland

Implementing sustainable solutions in the Canton of Bern 

In Switzerland, addressing biodiversity loss and transitioning to renewable energy sources are interconnected challenges that impact both nature and people. Efforts are needed in all sectors to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet the international climate goals. While the biodiversity of natural and cultural landscapes needs strengthening, the environmental impact of the Swiss population concerning food, housing, and mobility must also be reduced. At the Hub Bern, we work in close collaboration with the Canton of Bern to find solutions promoting sustainable human activities and people–nature interactions. 

The 15 projects currently underway contribute to three overarching topics: accelerating energy transition, sustainable human interaction in sensitive nature areas, and encouraging a more sustainable food system. We are developing and testing solutions in incubators that focus on sustainable energy systems, carbon-neutral tourism, materials circularity, wood-based value creation, biodiversity restoration on land and in water, and reconciliation of agricultural production, biodiversity promotion and climate protection. The Hub Bern intends to be a source of inspiration for Switzerland and other European regions that seek solutions to redefine the relationship between people and nature. 

HUB Bern Projects

Program Committee

To support our actions at the Hub Bern on a strategic level, we count on the expertise and guidance of our Program Committee. Meet our advisors:

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Eva Schmassmann

Head of Platform

Agenda 2030

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André Klopfenstein

Managing Partner

Creaholic AG

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André Nietlisbach

Secretary General,

GS-WEU

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Rahel Gallike

Vice Director at the Federal Office for the Environment

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Thomas Breu

Director CDE,

University of Bern

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Armin Brun

CEO BEKB

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Peter Messerli

Director the Wyss

Academy for Nature

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HEAD OF HUB BERN

Olivier Jacquat

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, HUB BERN

Anja Strahm

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, HUB BERN

Felicitas Bachmann

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INTERN, HUB BERN

Ramona Michel

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST, HUB BERN

Cyrill Hess

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The AWA-1 Project is supported by the laboratory software "FP-LIMS"

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