In view of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, ProClim- Forum for Climate and Global Change of the Swiss Academy of Sciences initiated factsheets on the sustainability topics water, mountain areas, biodiversity and ecosystems as well as food security. These fact sheets are edited in collaboration with the Swiss research community. The factsheets summarize both the most important global aspects, include the Swiss perspective and provide links to the relevant academic bodies and scientific experts.
The single issues of the factsheet series will be published in the coming weeks. They will be available in PDF for downloading in English, German and French. All factsheets are expected to be available in print by the beginning of June.
The factsheets are based on the Policy Briefs of the Global Change Research Programmes (WCRP, IGBP, IHDP, DIVERSITAS, ESSP).