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Koni Steffen

WSL Director Koni Steffen tragically died in accident

The NCCS is deeply saddened by the death of Koni Steffen, Director of WSL and member of the NCCS Board of Directors. As one of the founding fathers of the NCCS, Koni Steffen was always strongly committed to our network and contributed his great knowledge and humor. We all miss him very much.

Condolences for Koni Steffen

Symposium Hydro-CH2018

Wooden footbridge leading into Lake Constance at low tide in 2011.

Final symposium "Hydro-CH2018: Swiss waters in climate change" / 4th NCCS Forum

SAVE-THE-DATE: Due to the current situation (COVID19), the final symposium "Hydro-CH2018: Swiss waters in climate change"/ 4th NCCS Forum is postponed. NEW: On 16 March 2021, the NCCS priority theme "Hydro-CH2018: Swiss water bodies in climate change" will present its results and products to the public. 

Climate change abroad

New publication: Climate change abroad – risks and opportunities for Switzerland

As an internationally networked country, Switzerland is indirectly affected by the consequences of climate change abroad. The FOEN report "Climate change abroad - risks and opportunities for Switzerland" shows how global climate change is affecting Switzerland.

Civil protection

NCCS priority theme "climate change and civil protection"

Heavy precipitation events will become more frequent and intensive in future. The report on the study about the influence of heavy precipitation on the operations of Schutz und Rettung Zürich is now available in German and French.

CH2018 Climate Scenarios

New climate scenarios for Switzerland

The CH2018 Climate Change Scenarios show where and how climate change affects Switzerland. “Dry summers”, “Heavy precipitation”, “More hot days”, and “Snow-Scarce Winters” are some of the expected consequences of unchecked climate change.

CH2018 web atlas




Priority themes

Current topics in the NCCS at a glance: from water management to animal welfare.

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All about climate services for the various sectors.

Regional information

Climate change, risks and opportunities and mitigation measures in cantons, major regions and municipalities.

Climate-change-related risks and opportunities

What are the risks and opportunities associated with climate change for Switzerland?

Adaptation to climate change

Measures for adapting to climate change in Switzerland.


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Events on climate, compiled by our partner ProClim.

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