Flyer crisis winter 22/23

22.11.22 - Crisis winter 22/23: Gas, electricity, costs - What's in store for us? (in German)

The three current crises in gas, electricity and energy prices are of concern to energy suppliers and consumers. The federal government and the cantons assess the energy crisis as a major risk for Switzerland, especially towards the end of winter, with potentially serious consequences for the economy and society. But how realistic are worst-case scenarios really? What is the background to the developments? What options are there for Switzerland in dealing with the crises?
In the event "Krisenwinter 22/23: Gas, Strom, Kosten – Was kommt auf uns zu?” organized by the Sustainable Future research network and the Fachstelle Nachhaltigkeit of the University of Basel, we will shed light on and discuss these questions from the perspective of science and practice.

The event takes place at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel (Spitalstrasse 41, 4056 Basel), room U1.131, from 17:00 to 19:30 and is followed by an Apéro.

Please click on the picture to see the full program and register for the event.


21.11.22 - Alpine value landscapes and energy infrastructures

Previously largely undeveloped mountain areas are the focus of infrastructure development for the energy transition. Due to their remoteness, alpine open spaces are hardly present in public awareness. In the context of the energy transition, these very open spaces are becoming exploitable resources - with potentially serious consequences for alpine landscapes.

Registration until November 14, 2022

Nasa photo

April 29, 2022 - Smart Sustainable Regions Workshop

The Sustainable Future research network is organizing an internal workshop on the topic of smart sustainable regions at the University of Basel. The aim of the workshop is to identify topics and interests in the field of smart regional contexts and to define intersections in order to create a joint project and/or a joint scientific review paper.

The workshop will take place on April 29, 2022 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Kollegienhaus, Seminar Room 212.

To keep track of participants, please register by clicking this tile. This will also allow us to plan the small lunch provided by the network accordingly.

Nuclear power plant

May 11, 2022 - "Nuclear Renaissance: Technology, Society and Sustainable Development" Workshop

To further advance a sustainability-oriented analysis of nuclear technology, the Sustainable Future research network is organizing a workshop on "Nuclear Renaissance: Technology, Society and Sustainable Development." The workshop will be held on May 11, 2022, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Kollegienhaus, Multipurpose Room 035.

To attend, please register by emailing


November 11, 2021 - Future Day "Sustainability Kids Day

On November 11, 2021, we will organize a "Sustainability Kids Day" as part of Future Day 2021.

Further information on the program and registration will follow.


February 3, 2022 - Sustainability Science Dialogue

Together with Swiss institutions, the Sustainability Research Initiative (SRI) invites experts to exchange ideas on sustainability research priorities. The "Sustainability Science Dialogue" event series serves to discuss the topics proposed by the Swiss academies and to draft concrete future research needs and cooperation projects.

More information follows...