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Cities and Climate Change

The goal of this project is to provide integrated knowledge transfer in the area of urban transformation processes. With this, a strengthening of the consultancy services of the research field "Earth and Environment" takes place.

In this context, this project develops new services which support cities and communities in developing sustainable urban structures. Furthermore, it strives to verify the successful implementation of rural climate action plans.

In the long term, Cities and Climate Change will provide additional impact by making available new knowledge in cross-cutting education offers.

© Jan Pauls Fotografie

© Jan Pauls Fotografie

© Jan Pauls Fotografie

Parliamentary Evening in the Bundestag

Cities and Climate Change, together with the Helmholtz Climate Initiative, held a parliamentary evening in the Bundestag on 7 November, 2022 on "The climate-resilient city". Under the patronage of Holger Becker, MdB (SPD), appr. 70 guests representing federal and regional politics (23 persons), business (9), municipalities (3), associations (6) and science (28) took part in the event. The program included a welcome address from the patron of the event and from Helmholtz Vice President Katja Matthes, respectively, three kick-off speeches from Peer Seipold (Hereon), Dirk Hebel (KIT), and Roland Müller (UFZ), and a panel discussion on the question of "How can federal politics support the climate-resilient transformation of cities?" with Ortwin Renn (IASS/RIFS), Carolin Süss (Vattenfall), Johannes Orphal (KIT), Katrin Zschau (Member of the Bundestag, SPD) and Katharina Schätz (City of Regensburg). The event was moderated by Christian Kuhlicke (UFZ). Oda Keppler, head of department 72 at the BMBF, concluded the evening with a speech.

© Jan Pauls Fotografie

General Assembly 2023

Christian Kuhlicke presented the Project Cities and Climate Change at the General Assembly of Helmholtz Earth & Environment.


Bernd Hansjürgens: bernd.hansjuergens@ufz.de

Johannes Orphal: johannes.orphal@kit.edu