The Swiss Global Change Day is an event where the global change and Future Earth community can meet and discuss ongoing problems in a transdisciplinary manner. The aim is to present recent highlights in global environmental change research as well as to point out challenges for future research. Besides, there is an opportunity for people from governmental institutions and the private sector to ask questions and explain their needs and views on the topics presented.
Anabela Carvalho (University of Minho, Portugal): "Understanding collective (in)action on climate change: contributions of communication and critical social research"
Karin Ingold (University of Bern): "Acceptance of new policy measures: evidence from climate adaptation and mitigation"
Erich Fischer (ETH Zürich): "Global Weirding or insignificant change? – Extremes in a changing climate"
Hans-Joachim Mosler (University of Zürich): "Tackling environmental problems in developing countries: systematic behavior change for the most vulnerable"
Tim Lenton (University of Exeter): "Current knowledge on climate tipping points: should we change climate policy?"
Markus Reichstein (Max Planck Institute Biogeochemie Jena: "Climate and climate extreme effects on biogeochemical cycles - an observation driven exploration"
Poster Session 2017
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, Future Earth National Committee and SAGW.
Posters can be submitted in the following categories:
- Geosphere and Biosphere
- Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
- Human Dimensions and Sustainability
Follow the reporting about the event live on Twitter #SGCD17
On 11 April 2017, the Swiss global change science community met for the 18th time on the annual Swiss Global Change Day. About 220 participants attended the event and 70 posters were exhibited. Distinguished researchers presented scientific highlights and the program provided enough time for discussions and networking. This went hand in hand with the key messages: Be a connector and a communicator. Also, ProClim followed that principles: For the first time there was a live reporting about the event on the Twitter channel of ProClim.