Wyss Initiative for Nature and People

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In a pilot project, the University of Bern and the Wyss Foundation are designing a leading research center aimed at shaping sustainable futures for nature and people by strengthening and harmonizing nature conservation, human well-being, and natural resource use in different landscapes around the world.

If the pilot project is successful, the planned center will create innovation by bringing together leading research experts to co-produce concrete applications, strategies, and policies with multiple stakeholders from society, conservation, policy, and business at local, regional, and global levels. Focusing on interlinkages between land use, climate, and biodiversity and taking into account socio-economic dynamics, the center will harness social, technical, and governance innovations to explore visionary approaches to reconciling conservation with local development.