Swiss Parliament Meets With Scientists on Climate and Biodiversity
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18.05.22 | 01:05

As authors of the recent IPCC Working Group II report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability,  MRI Executive Director Carolina Adler and MRI Principal Investigator Christian Huggel were among the researchers invited to the Swiss Parliament for an exchange with politicians on the challenges of the climate and biodiversity crisis. 

At the beginning of May, at the invitation of Swiss National Council President Irène Kälin and Swiss Council of States President Thomas Hefti, scientists working in Switzerland and authors of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) reports met with the Swiss Parliament for an exchange on the latest science.

The event ‘Trendwende Klima und Biodiversität: Parlament trifft Wissenschaft’ aimed to provide a platform for dialogue between science and policy. Among the researchers present were MRI Executive Director Carolina Adler, who served as Co-Lead of the Cross-Chapter Paper on Mountains in the Working Group II contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, and MRI Principal Investigator Christian Huggel, who was also a member of the author team for this key chapter for mountains. 

During the event, Huggel gave a presentation on the ‘Impacts of Climate Change and Urgently Needed Adaptations.’ This can be viewed in full below (please note that this presentation was given in German).  


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You can view the video of this event in full on the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT) website, where you can also download the corresponding report.

Cover image by Marcel Kessler.