Climate change

Hochwasser am Thunersee in Neuhaus (BE), 15.07.2021

Impact of climate change on natural hazards

15.12.2021 - Switzerland is particularly affected by the impacts of climate change. Observations show that climate change is already influencing the natural hazard situation. The Confederation is taking various measures.

Website climate change and natural hazards

European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction


European Forum for desaster risk reduction

26.11.2021 - Switzerland participated in the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction from 24 to 26 November 2021. The aim is to make societies more resilient to disasters such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes or pandemics. On this occasion the paper "Switzerland’s focus in disaster risk reduction", which summaries the key elements that Switzerland considers important in disaster risk reduction, has been released.

Switzerland's Focus in disaster risk reduction (PDF, 10 MB, 16.12.2021)

MurGame 2.0


MurGame 2.0

10.08.2021 - How difficult is it to protect a village from debris flows? Thanks to MurGame 2.0 you can simulate natural hazard events. Take on the challenge and build measures that reduce the damage and are accepted by your inhabitants. Try it out now and play online at

Dealing with natural hazards

Hochwasser Tessin August 2020

Where are we today?

18.12.2020 - At its meeting on 18 December 2020, the Federal Council took notice of a progress report on the implementation of the integrated risk management system for natural hazards. Major improvements in dealing with natural hazards have been achieved in the last four years, as the report shows.

NEW: Short version of the report to the Federal Council is now online!

Magazine «the environment»

Magazine Environment: Natural Hazards

Switzerland has learned from the natural disasters of the past and has developed an integrated risk management approach that reduces the risks to an acceptable level. Our response to natural hazards is of a high standard and is recognised internationally.

At a glance

Recommendations on what to do in the event of a hazard

Taking the proper actions before, during and after a natural hazard helps to keep you and others safe and reduce the damage

Hazard maps

Information about hazard maps, intensity maps and hazard index maps as well as links to the cantonal geoportals

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