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.

Energy
Climate change

Energy vs. Biodiversity?

Is rapid development of renewable energies possible without negatively impacting biodiversity? Answering this question by synthesising the existing scientific literature was the challenge facing this multidisciplinary UNIL/EPFL team made up of experts in both biodiversity and energy.

Posted on Jun 4, 2024

Expert(s)

Dr.
Dr. Sascha Nick

LEURE ENAC EPFL

Prof.
Prof. Antoine Guisan

Full Professor in Spatial Ecology
FBM | FGSE, UNIL

Prof.
Prof. Christophe Ballif

STI, EPFL

Dr.
Dr. Alejandra Morán-Ordóñez

Researcher
UNIL - FGSE, UniBern - IEE

Carbon capture and sequestration

CLIMACT Starting Grant 2021: Progress and key discoveries two years later (Part 3)

Discover the Gardening urban soils project.

Posted on May 7, 2024

Expert(s)

Prof. Dr.
Prof. Dr. Antoine Vialle

TU Berlin

Prof.
Prof. Eric Verrecchia

FGSE, UNIL

Prof.
Prof. Paola Viganò

ENAC, EPFL

Sustainability and behaviour change

Promoting pro-environmental behavior in children

A new study suggests the importance of focusing on pro-environmental behavior in children from an early age.

Posted on Apr 30, 2024

Events

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

Networking

CLIMACT apero

Date

Sep 23, 2024

Time

15:30 - 18:00

Venue

Le Perchoir, Vortex building

Arts
Climate change

Science in Focus - Scientific images contest

Date

Sep 22, 2024

Time

22:00 - 22:00

Venue

Hall SG, EPFL campus

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