Climate protection works
The climate change scenarios not only show how much Switzerland could warm up and what consequences that could have if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. But they also show clearly that climate protection measures work. The results of the “Concerted climate mitigation efforts” scenario are clear: A comprehensive reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions would significantly curb warming and further climatic changes in Switzerland.
A certain amount of warming would still occur, however, and we need to take steps to adapt to this. Thanks to the climate change scenarios, the climatic consequences can be studied in depth, and this knowledge can be employed to plan and implement adaptation measures. One example here are the hydrological scenarios Hydro-CH2018. In conjunction with the climate change scenarios CH2018, these hydrological scenarios estimate the effects of climate change on the water balance and water management in Switzerland. Regional information on climate change in the cantons and in the major regions is also available to assist the authorities and serve as a basis for climate-adapted decision making.
All the results of the climate change scenarios can be accessed in the CH2018 Web Atlas. These include the changes to climate variables according to emissions scenarios, the change over time of climate variables, climate indicators at measurement stations, and much more. The scientific details of the climate change scenarios can be found in the technical report.