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.

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Inform about climate issues, explain the most recent scientific discoveries, dialogue with Swiss experts, highlight solutions for a sustainable transformation of our society.

"We must not wait for the IPCC reports, but act immediately".

"We must not wait for the IPCC reports, but act immediately".

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) met in Interlaken to adopt the summary of seven years of work on global warming, which began in 2015. These texts will be a major support for the COP28, to be held in December in Dubai.

Posted on Mar 22, 2023
Prof. Julia Steinberger

Academic co-director CLIMACT UNIL FGSE

Prof. Samuel Jaccard


"Science can inform and enlighten politics, but it does not drive it"
Climate change

"Science can inform and enlighten politics, but it does not drive it"

A meeting between the Grand Conseil Vaudois and a delegation of CLIMACT scientists

Posted on Mar 14, 2023
Dr Nicolas Tetreault

Executive director CLIMACT

2023 CLIMACT Scholars call for abstracts
CLIMACT Scholars
CLIMACT seminar series

2023 CLIMACT Scholars call for abstracts

Would you like to present your research to a broad audience, promote your work and get useful feedback from peers? Here is an opportunity for you that runs until 27 March 2023!

Posted on Feb 28, 2023


Designed to help find high-impact, interdisciplinary solutions through direct dialogue with key actors engaged in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Atmospheric sciences

Atmospheric Science Day 2023


Nov 10, 2023


07:30 - 16:00

Digital communication

3rd CLIMACT Seminar Series - Episode #12


Mar 27, 2023


10:00 - 11:15

Presented by
Johann Recordon

Chargé de projet CCD, UNIL

Louise Aubet

Responsable R&D et consultante numérique responsable Resilio

Our Projects

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.

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