Center for Climate Impact and Action
UNIL & EPFL
Affiliated with UNIL and EPFL, the Center for Climate Impact and Action (CLIMACT) was officially launched in June 2021. The center's main objective is to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions through a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach. By working with various pillars of society such as media, politicians, and industry leaders, CLIMACT aims to bridge the gap between science and society. Through increased exchange and collaboration, we can accelerate a transformation towards a sustainable and inclusive future.
CLIMACT's unique approach to tackling climate change aims to be both innovative and inspiring. Our inter-institutional and interdisciplinary approach fosters a sense of community and encourages individuals from all walks of life to come together and work towards a common goal. By promoting awareness and facilitating discussions, CLIMACT is playing a vital role in creating a more sustainable future.
News & Articles
Inform about climate issues, explain the most recent scientific discoveries, dialogue with Swiss experts, highlight solutions for a sustainable transformation of our society.
Recent observations of the forest treeline and highest altitude individual trees in the Swiss Alps indicate a consistent and accelerating upward shift over the past several decades. These shifts can result in changes to the composition and structure of ecosystems in the Alps. As new tree species es...
A reaction to an article in the edition of 24 heures published on 23 August 2023 in which four climate change deniers share their personal beliefs about climate change.
Zero net emissions. That's the target we need to reach by 2050 to limit global warming to 2°C. Yet we are set to beat CO2 emissions records again this year. For Nicolas Tétreault, Executive Director of CLIMACT, it is high time we accelerate the transformation of our societies.
Dr Nicolas Tetreault
Executive director CLIMACT
Designed to help find high-impact, interdisciplinary solutions through direct dialogue with key actors engaged in climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Promoting concrete actions based on interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research as well as on a systemic approach to address the social, scientific, and technological challenges associated with climate change.