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CC-LandStraD: Interdependencies between Land use and Climate Change Strategies for a sustainable land use management in Germany / Flächendeckende Analysen der Konsequenzen von Landnutzungsänderungen in Deutschland für den Wasser- und Stoffhaushalt
November 2010 until October 2015
386.249 € funded by BMBF, PT DLR: Nachhaltiges Landmanagement, Modul A1
Frank Wechsung

The CCLandStraD-project contributes to a better understanding of the interactions between land use, soil, vegetation, GHG emissions and ecosystem services. In particular, this subproject focuses on the GHG emissions and matter balances under climate and land use change and allows for the evaluation of the contribution of land use change to the GHG emission reduction goals in Germany. The subproject supports the answer of research questions related to the adaptation of land management and the trade-offs between carbon optimised land management and stg=pc_pool societal needs regarding biomass production from agriculture and forestry.

The aim of the collaborative project CC-LandStraD is to analyse interactions between different land use forms and the climate change, as well as to identify and evaluate alternative land use strategies. Specifically the task is to * elaborate in dialogue with stakeholders different intersectoral land use scenarios (agriculture, forestry, settlement and transportation); * further develop an integrated natural science and economic modelling of interactions between land use, bio-geospheres and climate; * to identify and evaluate conflicts of goals between climate-optimized land use strategies and other societal demands as well as their repercussions on global markets; * test the applicability of land use strategies on the basis of regional examples, to demonstrate what can be attained through climate protection goals, while considering the legal framework conditions.

PIK will determine the changes in the land-wide water, carbon and nitrogen household of Germany's river basins due to land use and climate change. The investigations will be carried out for current and possible alternative land use schemes combined with the current climate and scenarios for the anticipated climate change.