The climate will continue to change over the coming decades and we must therefore adapt to new conditions. With this in mind, the federal government has been running the pilot programme 'Adaptation to climate change' since 2013.
The pilot programme entered its second phase of implementation with a kick-off event in Bern in late March 2019. The aim was to inform the project teams in detail about cooperation within the programme and to create synergies between the projects. Find out more about this and other recent developments in the News section.
How the programme works
The pilot programme supports innovative projects in Switzerland's cantons, regions, cities and communes. It shows practical ways that Switzerland can adapt to the changing climate. The exemplary projects aim to minimise climate risks, increase adaptability and exploit opportunities at a local level. Click here for full details about how the programme is structured and organised.
What we're doing now
The second phase of the programme comprises 50 projects on six topics. Over 500 individuals from public and private organisations are involved in implementing the projects. The results should be available by the end of 2022. Click here to view the current projects.
Results and findings
The first phase of the pilot programme, between 2013 and 2017, involved 31 projects throughout Switzerland. Full details and results of the completed projects can be found in the project archive.
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Last modification 18.08.2020