Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)


Lunch Discussion

Western societies are in the midst of a millennium challenge: What does a good life look like within planetary boundaries? And above all, how do we get there? What do we need to become a sustainable society for future generations?

At a joint lunch on October 20, 2022, lecturers and students from disciplines including geography, psychology, social sciences, theology, and economics discussed possible paths to a sustainable future. Among other things, current topics such as the energy transition or mobility were discussed, as well as the path towards a post-growth economy and a more equal society. The participants also asked themselves to what extent the concept of political parties is fit for the future and how the challenges of sustainable development can be communicated to a broad public by the scientific community.

For those interested, the next lunch discussion will take place in the spring semester of 2023. More detailed information will be posted here soon.

Organisation: Dr. Lilla Gurtner (Institute of Psychology) & Leonie Schmid (CDE)
Project leader: Dr. Lilian Trechsel (CDE)

How can I find others active in this field?

The ILIAS platform (entry for employees of the University of Bern: here) offers space for exchange and discussion.