Hans Sigrist Symposium 2016

Bern, Switzerland
Contact person:
Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research

The Hans Sigrist Symposium 2016 will be held 2 December 2016 in Bern, Switzerland.

Titled, "The Human Fingerprint on the Earth System", the event runs for the day at the University of Bern UniS building, Schanzenecksstrasse 1, 3012 Bern.


“The human influence on the climate system is clear”

This headline from the 2014 IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report Summary for Policymakers speaks with a clear voice and is arguably among the most important contributions to climate change science in recent years. The 2016 Hans Sigrist Symposium will provide a forum for discussion of the science basis that led to this conclusion and for discussion of future prospects including the ethical, societal, and legal implications of Detection & Attribution science.


The one-day symposium will include keynote lectures by the following internationally-renowned scientists:

- Prof. Raymond S. Bradley, Climate System Research Center, University of Massachusetts
- Prof. Martin Claussen, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg
- Prof. Gabriele C. Hegerl, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh<
- Dr. Erich M. Fischer, Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zurich
- Prof. Simon Caney, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford
- Prof. Miranda Schreurs, Bavarian School of Public Policy, Technical University of Munich
- Dr. Roda Verheyen, Climate Justice Programme & Rechtsanwälte Günther, Hamburg

Further information

For more information, including the full program, go to the official website:

The symposium is sponsored by the Hans Sigrist Foundation and organized by the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, both at the University of Bern.