Cantons

Already today, climate change is more pronounced in Switzerland in comparison to the global average. The level and nature of impacts vary depending on the region. Various Swiss cantons have already developed, planned and implemented adaptation and mitigation strategies as well as projects and measures. Click on a canton below to get more information on regional climate change patterns and climate services for local and cantonal needs.

Climate change in the Swiss cantons

The development of adaptation and mitigation strategies in the Swiss cantons relies on robust information on both ongoing and future climate change patterns not only at the national scale but also at cantonal level. In this context, not only changes in mean conditions, but especially changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme events are of great importance. Based on the NCCS priority theme “CH2018 Climate Scenarios”, led by MeteoSwiss, this information has been produced and bundled in cantonal fact sheets. Corresponding figures are available in the CH2018 web atlas. Together, these additional products will inform climate change management. More details can be found on the respective webpages for the cantons.

Climate change in the Swiss cantons (PDF, 265 MB, 16.11.2021)Compilation of all cantonal fact sheets on climate change. The graphics can be found in higher resolution as part of the separate fact sheets for the cantons or in the CH2018 web atlas.

Information on climate change and climate adaption in the Swiss cantons

Ct. Cantonal information
AG

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Aargau (in German)
(PDF, 9 MB, 16.11.2021)

Statusbericht Auswirkung Klimawandel

Anpassung an den Klimawandel im Bereich Biodiversität (PDF, 4 MB, 12.05.2016)

AR

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Klimabericht (PDF, 981 kB, 04.06.2020)

AI Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Appenzell Innerrhoden (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)
BL

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Basel-Landschaft (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Kanton Basel-Landschaft: Statusbericht Klima; Handlungsfelder

BS

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Basel-Stadt (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Bericht über die Folgen des Klimawandels

BE

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Bern (in German) (PDF, 10 MB, 16.11.2021)

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Bern (in French) (PDF, 10 MB, 16.11.2021)

Grundlagenbericht Adaptionsstrategie Klimawandel

FR

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Fribourg (in French) (PDF, 9 MB, 15.11.2021)

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Fribourg (in German) (PDF, 9 MB, 16.11.2021)

Kantonaler Klimaplan

Kantonaler Klimaplan (PDF, 6 MB, 08.09.2021)

Flyer Kantonaler Klimaplan (PDF, 471 kB, 08.09.2021)

Kantonaler Hitzeplan

GE

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Geneva (in French) (PDF, 5 MB, 16.11.2021)

Stratégie climatique cantonale

Plan canicule

GL

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Glarus (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Bericht Umgang mit der Klimaveränderung

GR

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Graubünden (in German) (PDF, 10 MB, 16.11.2021)

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Graubünden (in Italian) (PDF, 10 MB, 16.11.2021)

Kantonale Klimastrategie

JU Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Jura (in French) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)
LU

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Lucerne (in German) (PDF, 9 MB, 16.11.2021)

Anpassung an den Klimawandel

NE Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Neuchâtel (in French) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Plan climat du canton de Neuchâtel

Plan climat en bref (PDF, 810 kB, 09.09.2021)

Plan canicule

NW

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Nidwalden (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Klimaanpassung Kanton Nidwalden: Standortbestimmung

OW Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Obwalden (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)
SH

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Schaffhausen (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Bericht Klimaadaption

SZ

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Schwyz (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Anpassung an den Klimawandel

SO Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Solothurn (in German) (PDF, 9 MB, 16.11.2021)

Klimawandel: Risiken, Chancen und Handlungsfelder

Klimageschichten

SG

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of St. Gallen (in German) (PDF, 9 MB, 15.11.2021)

Kantonale Klimastrategie zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel

TI

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Ticino (in Italian) (PDF, 9 MB, 16.11.2021)

Protocollo canicola

TG

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Thurgau (in German) (PDF, 9 MB, 16.11.2021)

Grundlagenbericht Anpassung an die Klimaänderung

UR

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Uri (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)

Klimastrategie

VD

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Vaud (in French) (PDF, 5 MB, 16.11.2021)

Adaptions aux changements climatiques

Plan canicule

VS

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Valais (in German)
(PDF, 10 MB, 16.11.2021)

Kantonaler Hitzeplan

ZG Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Zug (in German) (PDF, 8 MB, 16.11.2021)
ZH

Fact sheet: climate change in the Canton of Zurich (in German) (PDF, 9 MB, 16.11.2021)

Massnahmenplan Anpassung an den Klimawandel

Klimawandel im Kt. Zürich

Liechtenstein

Last modification 11.03.2022

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Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss

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Federal Office for the Environment 
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