Research Group on

Environment and Climate

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

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.

IPCC training programme by @eclim_ @MtnResearchMRI @Helvetas & @icimod is completed. ...Last segment included #IMC2022 @imountainconf in Innsbruck and @uzh_geo workshop.

Thank you to our participants @anubha_4 @QuentaEstefania @meprashantbaral @AnaElizabeth8aS & Zarina Saidaliyeva!


The training program on IPCC has concluded.I am very grateful to @MtnResearchMRI @UZH_ch ...@eclim_ #SDC for allowing me to be part of the program, that resulted in a lot of learning, a publication and my participation in international conferences.I hope to see you soon💧🏔🌱

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