Uni Bern Magazin: Thema Sustainability

Climate, Biodiversity, Land use


The UN's Sustainable Development Goals specify which societal challenges are to be solved by 2030. With research on climate change, adaptation to extreme events such as floods, biodiversity and sustainable land use, the University of Bern supports the search for concrete solutions in both the global North and the South.


New technology revolutionizes the analysis of old ice

Ice cores are a unique climate archive. Thanks to a new method developed by researchers at the University of Bern and Empa, greenhouse gas concentrations in 1.5 million year old ice can be measured even more accurately. The EU project “Beyond EPICA” with the participation of the University of Bern aims to recover such old ice in Antarctica.