28 August - 2 September 2016, Grindelwald, Switzerland

The 15th International Swiss Climate Summer School is focusing on the theme "Climate Risks - Coping with Uncertainty". This theme has been chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns. Always with a focus on uncertainty, the specific topics include:

  • What is "dangerous climate change"?
  • Emergent climate risks and vulnerability
  • From global climate change to regional impacts
  • Economics of climate change and adaptation, geo-engineering
  • Ethical aspects, policy choices and policy making



The Summer School invites young researchers from all fields of climate research. The courses cover a broad spectrum of climate and climate impact research issues and foster cross-disciplinary links. Each topic includes keynote plenary lectures and workshops with in-depth discussion in smaller groups. All Summer School participants are expected to present a poster of their research and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.


An excursion will lead us to the High Altitude Research Station Jungfraujoch, an exciting facility to study the atmosphere and climate.


The 15th International Swiss Climate Summer School is supported by: