The Swiss Global Change Day is the once a year event organised by ProClim where well-known experts present challenges and highlights of climate and global change research covering a broad range of topics. It is an opportunity to show research results by posters and to discuss them with colleagues. The most attractive and comprehensive posters will be honoured with a travel award of CHF 1000.–.
This year the event will be held at a new location: Campus Muristalden is easily accessible by public transport. Please take bus no. 12 direction ‘Zentrum Paul Klee’, get off at the stop ‘Liebegg’. The entrance is next to the bus stop. The trip takes about 10 minutes from the main station of Bern.
Gisela Böhm (University of Bergen, Norway): The role of emotions in human risk perception and behavior: Beneficial or detrimental?
Stefan Brönnimann (University of Bern): Characterising the current climate: No room for surprises left?
Suraje Dessai (University of Leeds, United Kingdom): Climate science and services for adaptation: insights from the social sciences
Stuart Lane (University of Lausanne): The Anthropocene in the sediments of Lake Geneva: does climate change control river sediment flux, even in highly human impacted mountain catchments?
Géraldine Pflieger (University of Geneva): Polycentric governance, legitimacy and efficiency after the Paris Agreement: how useful is global climate governance?
Keywan Riahi (IIASA Laxenburg and Graz University of Technology, Austria): The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals – Synergistic or Competing Agendas?
Poster Session 2018
The poster session is an opportunity to stay in touch with current Swiss research activities. Posters in the research area of global change will be awarded by a jury. The winners (students or post-docs) will receive a travel award of CHF 1000.– each, which allows them to attend an international conference in the current year. The poster awards are sponsored by ACP, SAGW and ProClim.
Posters can be submitted in the following categories:
- Geosphere and Biosphere
- Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
- Human Dimensions and Sustainability
If you would like to enter the contest, you are asked to send a pdf file (max. 10 MB) until 6 April 2018 to .
You have the possibility to present your poster without entering the contest.
On 19 April 2018, the Swiss global change science community met for the 19th time on the annual Swiss Global Change Day. Distinguished researchers presented scientific highlights and the program provided enough time for discussions and networking. The talks are now available on video.Image: Hannah Ambühl
On 19 April 2018, the Swiss global change science community met for the 19th time on the annual Swiss Global Change Day. About 210 participants attended the event and 60 posters were exhibited. Distinguished researchers presented scientific highlights and the program provided enough time for discussions and networking. At the event ProClim also celebrated its 30th Anniversary with the central theme of a growing tree. This theme appeared in a number of ways, such as in form of the birthday cake, seeds as a giveaway or a real apple tree on stage, which was planted by ProClim after the event.Image: Sarah Arnold, ProClim
ProClim − Forum for Climate and Global Change (ProClim)
House of Academies
CHF 40.– (Student)
CHF 0.– (Speaker, Jury and ProClim Steering Committee)