University of Liechtenstein focuses on sustainable innovation


Vaduz – The University of Liechtenstein wants to help make Liechtenstein a global laboratory for sustainable innovation. A current series of lectures at the university is therefore dedicated to this topic.

The University of Liechtenstein wants to help turn the Principality into a global laboratory for sustainable innovation. According to a press release, the university in Vaduz is currently holding a series of events on this topic. It begins on November 8 with a lecture by Ruth Ospelt-Niepelt and Dr. Werner Pohl. The two speakers present the SDG Alliance Liechtenstein here. The civil society association is committed to implementing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda adopted in 2015. Liechtenstein is one of the 193 signatories of the Agenda.

An article on November 22 will explain how the sustainability strategy can be implemented in Vaduz. This is about the acceptance of the strategy among administrative staff and in the capital’s commissions. “In the first implementation phase, we are looking at internal municipal processes that we want to harmonize with the goals of the sustainability strategy,” Christoph Sele from 7Gen GmbH is quoted as saying in the press release. The presentation will also focus on the sustainable pilot project “Rathausplatz”.

A third lecture deals with the sustainable protection of the Alps. Here Jakob Dietachmair, Deputy Executive Director of CIPRA, presents the aims and visions of this international commission for the protection of the Alps. The presentation on 6 December will show how the Alpine Convention (an international treaty for the protection of the Alpine region) forms the basis for CIPRA’s work and which innovative environmental solutions can be realized for Liechtenstein. All lectures will be held in English. ce/ww