Major Swiss regions

Climate change is affecting the major regions of Switzerland to varying degrees. The climate scenarios CH2018 provide information about the regional and local details. These also result in regional differences in the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.


Individual cantons are already actively engaged in aspects of adaptation to climate change and have developed basic documents or strategies.

Cities and municipalities

Like all of Central Europe, Switzerland is one of the world's regions in which heat levels have increased the most over the last few decades. Over eighty percent of the Swiss population lived in urban areas in 2015, which corresponds to nearly seven million people. Adaptation plays an important role here.