The EClim group investigates risks, impacts and adaptation options to climate change in mountain and cryosphere systems.
Two themes cut across our research: climate policy and capacity building.
Our research topics
Our research group investigates climate impacts on mountain and cryosphere systems, especially those related to changes in glaciers, run offs and water availability. Using an interdisciplinary perspective we assess the risks of climate-related impacts in socio-environmental systems. Our works supports the development of innovative adaptation strategies to successfully manage risks from climate-related impacts.
We create evidence-based knowledge to inform climate policies and support better decision making in climate change adaptation and risk management. We collaborate with national authorities, intergovernmental organizations and NGO’s.
We aim to build knowledge and capacities for the next generation of researches and decision-makers in Switzerland and abroad. Together with research institutions worldwide we develop joint project proposals, organize training programs, etc.
Our group has research collaborations across the globe and conducts research in the Andes, the Alps and the Himalayas. With over 20 past and present projects, our work is multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral, ranging from local to regional to global scale.