Our third research focus is concerned with the effects of climate change on Switzerland and the Alpine region. The main emphasis is on climate risks, that is, the impact of climate change on natural and managed ecosystems, on infrastructure and also on supplies of water, food and energy. Last but not least, we are interested in the effects of climate change on human health. We help to identify risks, to evaluate them and in this way to lay the foundations for sustainable, socially and economically compatible ways of dealing with the dangers of climate change. Our research takes a long-term view.