The Swiss Academy of Sciences SCNAT appoints Karin Ingold as President of ProClim. With this and other new appointments to key positions, the Academy aims to strengthen the dialogue between science and politics.
Karin Ingold, group leader at Eawag, professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bern and vice president of the Oeschger Center for Climate Research, has been involved in the dialogue on climate policy for many years. Since April, she has chaired ProClim, SCNAT's Forum for Climate and Global Change.
"Swiss climate research is very interdisciplinary and I am happy to continue the dialogue between the different disciplines and between science, society and politics. In Switzerland's policy system, rapid change is challenging. However, with our experience in participatory processes and dialogues across many levels, we have excellent tools to strengthen the exchange between science, decision makers and the "general population"," says Karin Ingold.