For the Central Andes, scientists expect precipitation to be reduced up to 30% until the end of the century. Read more about a new scientific article on this topic published by a group of Swiss and South American experts. Their work had been supported by the Swiss-Peruvian adaptation programme PACC Perú.
The Federal Council nominated Professor Thomas Stocker from the University of Bern as a candidate for Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The members of the IPCC are due to elect his successor in October 2015. Since 2008 Professor Thomas Stocker has acted as co-chair of the first of the three Working groups involved in the compilation of the IPCC reports: Working Group 1, The Physical Science Basis. He is Professor of the Climate and Environmental Physics department of the Physics Institute at the University of Bern. This department has gained worldwide renown for its research on the greenhouse gas concentrations measured in samples of Antarctic ice and for its work on the modelling of changes in the climate, both past and future. More information
SDC contributes to the UN CC:Learn partnership to facilitate global access to information on climate change and support developing countries in building their human resource capacities. More information >>
The SDC and SECO regularly analyse the impact of their measures in selected thematic areas in the form of effectiveness reports. This report presents the range and scope of SDC/SECO development cooperation projects in the area of climate change during the period 2000–2012 and the results they achieved. >> More information