Another milestone has been reached: the Department of Economics at UZH is creating a new endowed professorship in sustainable economics in partnership with the Vontobel Foundation.
Fundamental changes in our economy and society are needed if we want to effectively combat climate change. How can we manage resources in a sustainable way while maintaining our level of prosperity? Which countries, industries and companies will emerge as the winners of climate change, and which will lose out? How can we achieve international cooperation when it comes to environmental policies?
These are just some of the issues researchers at the Department of Economics are investigating as part of the research priority Achieving a Sustainable Economy. UZH has now created a professorship for sustainable economics at the Department of Economics, endowed by the Vontobel Foundation. Earlier this year, representatives of the Vontobel Foundation, the University of Zurich, the UZH Foundation and Excellence Foundation came together to celebrate this milestone.
The UZH Foundation welcomes this cooperation and thanks the Vontobel Foundation for supporting teaching and research activities at the Department of Economics.