ProClim- Forum for Climate and Global Change

ProClim- represents the Swiss Future Earth and WCRP science networks.


ProClim- serves as an interface between science, public administration, politics, economy and the public. The thematic range of ProClim- covers the World research programs Future Earth, WCRP, ESSP and the topics covered within the IPCC reports.

Our foci are

  • To enhance knowledge exchange and networking within the science community
  • To further international cooperation and the integration of Swiss researchers in international assessment reports (e.g. IPCC)
  • To inform decision-makers in politics and economy as well as the public
  • To support decision-makers in politics, economy and administration with recommendations regarding relevant questions, synthesis reports and informative meetings.

Furthermore, ProClim-

  • hosts the secretariat of the Advisory Body on Climate Change OcCC
  • organizes meetings for the parlamentary group "Climate Change"
  • acts as interface to the International Human Dimensions of Global Change Program (IHDP-Switzerland) on behalf of the SAGW
  • runs the secretariate of the interacademic commission on energy (a+ Energy-Commission) on behalf of the Swiss Academies
  • acts as IPCC contact point to the Swiss Science Community on behalf of the federal agency of the Environment


Heinz Gutscher (Chair)
Thomas Stocker (Past Chair)
Christof Appenzeller
Konstantinos Boulouchos
Davis Bresch
Pamela Köllner-Heck
Christian Körner
Ulrike Lohmann
Martine Rebetez
Philippe Thalmann
Rolf Weingarter


Dr. Urs Neu
Schwarztorstrasse 9
CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland
E-mail: urs.neu[at]

Prof. Heinz Gutscher
Prof. em. of Social Psychology
Universität Zürich
E-mail: heinz.gutscher(at)

Mailing Address:

Buchenweg 27
CH-8121 Benglen



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