Sustainability Week in Switzerland:

"Grassroots ideas to halt biodiversity loss"

2 March 2020
19:15 - 20:45

University of Zurich


9 March 2020
16:00 - 18:00

IHEID, Maison de la Paix

Discussing two ideas of the foraus publication

during the Sustainability Weeks in Zurich and Geneva


Figure 1: Cumulative extinctions of vertebrates as % of assessed species since 1500 A.D. based on the IUCN category «extinct» calculated according to Ceballos et al. (2015) and compared to the natural background extinction rate. Source: p.11 in Jönsson, O., Stünzi, A. (Eds). (2019). Grassroots ideas for biodiversity. Policy Reci-pes. Zurich: foraus - Forum Aussenpolitik.

“Grassroots ideas to halt biodiversity loss” - foraus and SDSN Switzerland invite you to discuss with experts some of the ideas of this foraus publication during the Sustainability Weeks in Zurich and in Geneva:

  • Zurich: "Nature as a legal entity"

Monday 2 March 2020 from 19:15 – 20:45, KOL-G-212 EV, University of Zurich.

Please visit:

  • Geneva (cancelled!): “Differentiated tariffs depending on biodiversity conservation"

9 March 2019 from 16:00 – 18:00 in room S7 at the IHEID.

Please visit:


After some inputs of our experts, we would have the possibility in roundtable discussions to develop further the ideas of the publication - your knowledge is required!

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