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CC-LandStraD : Climate Change: Land Use Strategies in Germany

Description:

Land surface in Germany is used intensively. Land fulfils many societal requirements including the production of food, energy and wood, or provides area for settlement and transportation infrastructure and recreation. Global changes such as climate change and globalisation of economic systems will increase the competition for the limited land resources that exist between the various societal demands in Germany and in many other regions of world. How to integrate aspects of preserving an intact environment, climate protection, and sustainable resource management into this complex realm of land use conflicts is the research focus of the project. The aim is to analyse interactions between different land use forms and climate change, as well as to identify and evaluate alternative land use strategies in Germany. Thus, a contribution to the attainment of the climate mitigation goals shall be achieved and the necessary adaptation of land use to the impacts of climate change shall be supported.

Project information

Lead
Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute - Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries
Partners

Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development, Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), U niversity of Münster, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Land-scape Research (ZALF)

Source of funding
FONA – Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

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Keywords

benefits, costs, land use change, land use management, land use options

Duration

[2010] - [2015]

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Water Scarcity

Elements

Adaptation Measures and Actions, Vulnerability Assessment

Sectors

Agriculture, Biodiversity, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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