We are pooling the strengths of our research centers to identify solutions in the fight against climate change.
Heat waves and droughts, melting glaciers and rising sea levels: Climate change poses a major challenge to humankind. We need to contain its causes as quickly and sustainably as possible. At the same time, we must also adapt our lives to a to a massively changing world.
Climate research is therefore an important focus of our work. We pool our expertise in the Helmholtz Climate Initiative. It concentrates on the two focal points "Net-zero-2050" and "Adaptation to extreme events". In a total of 13 research projects, our scientists are investigating the effects of climate change and developing solution models – be it alternative energy sources, new technologies for mobility or innovative ideas for agriculture. We are in close contact with other leading international experts. We also attach particular importance to a lively dialogue with society; with our expertise, we are available to politicians, industry and the media, and we also provide the general public with up-to-date, scientifically sound specialist knowledge.
General Coordinator and Scientific Head Cluster Adaptation
Coordinator Communication and Press Spokesperson Helmholtz Climate Initiative