Global climate change and its consequences affect a wide range of spatial levels - from entire regions to individual municipalities. Local extreme weather events with its consequences, like small-scale flooding caused by heavy rainfall or heat-related stress on people, have happened more and more often in the past. At the same time, regions have also experienced climate change-related extreme events that have large-scale effects: High and low water levels on rivers not only have a regional effect, but often influence the whole river basin. Because of many different factors – like other location or economic structures – the effects of climate change-related events and depending on that the potential damage in the affected regions, are also different.
Goal of the project
The goal of the joint project is to develop methods for the connected integral quantification of the effects of climate change at different levels. Ecological, economic and social aspects are considered. The long-term goal is the development of a suitable decision support tool for municipal actors regarding climate adaptation actions. The options for action are presented and justified in a transparent and comprehensible way.
Mark Braun, M.Sc.
+49 (0) 241 80 2 68 46 / E-Mail ›
Dr. sc. Dipl.-Ing. Frank-Andreas Weber
+49 (0) 241 80 2 68 25 / E-Mail ›
Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany (BMBF)
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Research Institute for Ecosystem Analysis and Assessment at RWTH Aachen University (gaiac e.V.); geomer GmbH; Engineering company Dr. Siekmann & Partner mbH; Rhine-Ruhr Institute for social research and policy advice (RISP e.V.) at the University Duisburg-Essen; City of Duisburg