Research Group on

Environment and Climate

An interdisciplinary perspective
on climate impacts, risks and adaptation
in mountainous regions

Besides enjoying the snow, views, great food and company, important topics such as operation and dynamics, self-evaluations, a SWOT analysis, and future projects and collaborations were discussed at this years EClim work retreat in Stoos. ❄️✍️🏼


🏆 Thrilled to share that my doctoral thesis, "Toward Adaptive Water Management," has received ...the distinction from the Faculty of Science. Thanks to my amazing advisors Christian Huggel, @mjsantos_uzh, @danielviviroli and the team at @UZH_en, @uzh_geo and @eclim_

Another blow for Swiss #glaciers in 2023! @glamos_ch measurements indicate that >4% of the ...remaining ice was lost, combined with 2022 this is 10% in 2 years. The two worst years since measurements started in a row. Just mind-blowing...
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What we do

The EClim group investigates risks, impacts and adaptation options to climate change, focusing on mountain regions and its people throughout the world.

Our research integrates natural and social science disciplines to understand how environmental and socio-environmental systems respond to climate change.

We aim to produce actionable and solution-oriented knowledge, and we collaborate with stakeholders from practice and policy.


Who we are

Based at the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich and the Department of Geosciences of the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), we are a multi-disciplinary team. We are geographers, climate scientists and social scientists, who bring experience and expertise in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, climate policy advice and capacity building.


Where we work

Our group has research collaborations across the globe and conducts research with a focus in the Andes, the Alps, the Himalayas, and Central Asia. Our work is multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral, ranging from local to regional to global scale.

Explore the map to see where we work and our projects at each location.