Climate Resilience

Environmental changes require multiscalar responses at the urban, regional, and global level

Anthropogenic climate change manifests in more frequent occurrence of extreme weather events like storms, high-intensity rainfall, and periods of increased temperatures. Crop failures, parasitic invasions, landslides, and floods affect land productivity, livelihood, and food security with severe effects especially in already impoverished regions of the world.
ECH researchers in the focus area dealing with climate resilience investigate the complex nexus of climate change, the environment, socio-economic impacts, and human responses. With a diverse background from natural, human, and social sciences, members research topics around sustainable urban city planning and digitalization as adaptive response strategies, global climate migration, resource extraction and inequality as well as broader economic impacts of regional industries vulnerable to climate change.

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News and Stories

  • 29.09.2023

    Soil Bacteria Prevail Despite Drought Conditions

    Recent research uncovers the resilience of certain soil microorganisms in the face[...]

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  • 21.08.2023

    Why We Need to Protect the Peatland Ecosystem Now

    Peatlands are underestimated – yet they are flood protection, drought insurance, sewage[...]

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  • 14.08.2023

    New Materials for Climate Neutrality

    In the Cluster of Excellence Materials for Energy Conversion & Storage (MECS)[...]

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  • 18.04.2023

    Can We Feed the World’s Population in 2050 Without Plastic in Agriculture?

    Despite its negative effects, plastic is currently indispensable for agriculture. In this[...]

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  • Projects

  • 01.01.2024

    KlipPer: Climate Change and Photovoltaic Energy

    Aiko Voigt at the Department for Meteorology and Geophysics is leading the[...]

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  • 06.06.2023

    Highreslearn: Extracting Information From High-Resolution Climate Data

    Lukas Brunner at the Department of Meteorology and Geophysics is leading the[...]

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  • 15.05.2023

    The Politics of Negative Emissions Technologies in the EU

    Alina Brad at the Department of Political Sciences is leading this project[...]

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  • 01.07.2022

    CHROMA: Mobilization of Chromium by Organic Matter in Reduced Systems

    Stephan Krämer at the Department of Geosciences is leading „Chroma“, a Marie[...]

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  • 01.03.2019

    P-Trap: Biogeochemical Mechanisms Influencing the Bioavailability of P and FE From Vivianite

    Stephan Krämer at the Department of Geosciences is part of „P-Trap“, a[...]

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  • 06.01.2018

    CataLight: Light-Driven Molecular Catalysts in Hierarchically Structured Materials – Synthesis and Mechanistic Studies

    Leticia Gonzáles at the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry leads the “ CataLight“[...]

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  • Seed Funding Projects

  • 29.01.2024

    The Climate Change Visualization (Climaviz) Project

    In their Climate Change Visualization Project, Kimberly Doell and her colleagues from[...]

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