Germany

Climate change affects all sectors of society. Therefore, it is important to factor in future impacts into today’s planning processes to avoid severe negative consequences. Precautionary measures reach from developing a climate-neutral pathway for a region over a transformation of the tourism sector to the sustainable intensification of the bioeconomy. Altogether, adaptation options need to be explored, funded and implemented.
 

Our Work in the Region

Timber is a material of the future and can be used as a renewable substitute for various substances. The intensification of production in Germany needs to be seen through the lens of climate change scenarios and the provision of ecosystem services. Future projections of forest stands under different management scenarios build the bedrock for forestry, policy decisions and the bioeconomy in the near and intermediate future.

Climate change affects all sectors of the economy and in particular the tourism sector is highly dependent on season and weather conditions, and therefore very vulnerable. These challenges apply not only to the mountainous regions, but also to coastal areas and inland waters. Sustainable solutions, tools and adaptation options for regional tourism needs to be developed to ensure economic benefits in the future.

Germany, in particular Eastern Germany, is strongly affected by changing climate conditions with direct impacts on water availability, agricultural production as well as impacts on the health situation of the population. The agricultural sector is also highly exposed to changing climate conditions with respect to droughts and respective yield losses and failures. In addition, large parts of the population, in particular people living in the city, will suffer from heat waves leading to severe health problems and thus losses in labor productivity and increasing costs for health care.  


Selected Ongoing Projects

I-MAESTRO Innovative forest MAnagEment STrategies for a Resilient biOeconomy under climate change

KSP Hessen-RD2 Integrierter Klimaschutzplan Hessen 2025

Tourismus Folgen des Klimawandels für den Tourismus in den deutschen Alpen- und Mittelgebirgsregionen und Küstenregionen sowie auf den Badetourismus und flussbegleitende Tourismusformen (z.B. Radwander- und Wassertourismus)


Selected Finished Projects

STADTGRÜN Stadtgrün wertschätzen: Bewertung, Management und Kommunikation als Schlüssel fur eine klimaresiliente und naturnahe Grünflächenentwicklung

DENDROKLIMA Jahrringanalysen auf dem Telegrafenberg (Potsdam) - Nutzung dendrochronologischer Daten Deutschlands zur modellbasierten Analyse der Wirkung von Klimaänderungen auf Waldökosysteme

GeoCare Geoinformationstechnologie für landwirtschaftlichen Ressourcenschutz und Risikomanagement

CLIP-ID Der Einfluss von Klimaveränderungen auf das Auftreten von Infektionen in Deutschland und Untersuchungen zur Dekolonisation

INFECTCONTROL_ PhD Zwanzig20 - InfectControl 2020 - Verbundvorhaben: Transsektorale Forschungsplattform: Grenzen überschreiten – Neue Wege in der Antiinfektionsforschung TP2: TFP-TV2

UCAHs Urban Climate and Heat Stress in mid-latitude cities in view of climate change - driving forces, mitigation and adaptation

KlimaCheck Die Nutzung der Elbe-Expert-Toolbox für den Klimacheck der Massnahmeplanung für die EU-WRRL

CIES Climate Impact Expert System

CC-LandStraD Interdependencies between Land use and Climate Change Strategies for a sustainable land use management in Germany

NaLaMa-nT Nachhaltiges Landmanagement im Norddeutschen Tiefland unter sich ändernden ökologischen, ökonomischen und gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen - TP Klimaszenarien

HABIT-CHANGE Adaptive management of climate-induced changes of habitat diversity in protected areas

INKA-BB Innovationsnetzwerk Klimaanpassung Region Brandenburg Berlin

GLOWA-Elbe III Wirkungen des globalen Wandels auf den Wasserkreislauf im Elbegebiet - Ergebnisse und Konsequenzen


Involved Working Groups (alphabetical order)

Adaptation in Agricultural Systems

Climate Change and Health

Forest and Ecosystem Resilience

Hydroclimatic Risks

Urban Tranformations