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
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:
Head of Platform
Vice Director at the Federal Office for the Environment
University of Bern
Director the Wyss
Academy for Nature