Recent major flood events as well as the extremely dry and hot summers over the last few years have demonstrated that climate change and its consequences are becoming increasingly noticeable in Central Europe and are already having a major impact on people’s lives. Despite diverse political efforts and growing global awareness of the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, emissions continue to rise. Climate change is one of the most severe global challenges facing humanity. Both our past and our present actions continue to exert significant influence on the climate and the living conditions of future generations.


In view of the irreversibility of climate change impacts, active, sustainable climate policy requires the development and implementation of specific adaptation strategies. In order to maintain our health and prosperity, economic productivity, biodiversity, and long-term sustainable coexistence with the environment, ecological systems as well as our society and economy must become resilient to the impacts of global climate change.


Climate resilience entails the reduction of vulnerability to climate impacts and the strengthening of our capacity to adapt. Climate resilience therefore includes a broad spectrum of areas ranging from ecosystems to human health and society, economy, politics, and law. Climate resilience requires a comprehensive transformation.


The aim of the Centre for Climate Resilience is to develop the scientific foundations for adapting to the inevitable consequences of climate change, as well as developing holistic and implementable adaptation strategies for application at regional, national, and international levels.


June 20, 2024

Der Vorsitzende des Weltkirchenrats, Prof. Dr. Bedford-Strohm, zu Gast in der öffentlichen ZfK-Vortragsreihe "Klimaresilienz - Forschung und Transfer"

Wir freuen uns, dass Prof. Dr. Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Vorsitzender des Weltkirchenrats, den Abschluss der ZfK-Vortragsreihe im Sommersemester 2024 mit seinem Vortrag „Resilienz und Hoffnung. Das Klimaengagement der Kirchen“ gestalten wird.

Der Vortrag findet am 27.06.2024 in der Juristischen Fakultät im Raum 1009 um 16:00 Uhr statt und wird zusätzlich via Zoom live gestreamt:



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ZfK Vortragsreihe Sharepic Bedford-Strohm
June 20, 2024

12 Research Assistants / Doctoral Candidates, Centre for Climate Resilience (CCR)

part of the “Green Research Network BRaVE”


Application deadline: 1st August 2024

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June 13, 2024

Münchner Runde: "Hochwasser in Bayern – wie müssen wir uns in Zukunft schützen?"

Die Münchner Runde am 12.06.2024 des bayerischen Rundfunks widmete sich den aktuellen Überschwemmungen in Süddeutschland, deren Sachschäden die Versicherer auf zwei Milliarden Euro schätzen.

Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann betonte, dass während wir mit solchen Ereignissen an großen Wasserläufen vertraut sind, die zunehmenden Überflutungen bei kleineren Bächen und Flüssen neu sind.


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Ein Einsatzhelfer steht vor einer mit Hochwasser überfluteten Wohngegegend in Günzburg und sieht sich das Ausmaß an.
Portraitbild der Präsidentin Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel
When it comes to solving the climate crisis, all scientific disciplines have to pull together. We have been doing excellent international research on climate change for years. That is why we are now merging our strengths in a university centre for climate resilience.

President Prof. Dr. Sabine Doering-Manteuffel

Prof. Dr. Malte A. Peter - Vizepräsident für die Bereiche Innovation, Transfer und Allianzen, Universität Augsburg
The interdisciplinary and international expertise in the field of climate resilience already present at the University of Augsburg will be complemented by a total of ten newly created professorships, two of them within the scope of the existing research focus on Environmental Health Sciences.

Vice-President Prof. Dr. Malte Peter

Prof. Keck
The search for solutions and ways to create climate resilience is not limited to technical questions, but also has a social component. In my opinion, the key question is: climate resilience for whom? A sustainable approach to our living environment and the protection of vulnerable groups are a personal priority for me.

Prof. Dr. Markus Keck (Professor for Urban Climate Resilience)

Prof. Dr. Manuel Ostermeier
The changes in climate are increasingly creating new framework conditions and restrictions for social and corporate planning problems through out the entire value chain. We have to meet these challenges with an interdisciplinary approach in order to generate innovative and climate-resilient solutions that take into account the different perspectives of the individual disciplines.

Prof. Dr. Manuel Ostermeier (Professor for Resilient Operations)

Kontakt & Anschrift

Contact & Postal address


Centre for Climate Resilience - CCR  

Universität Augsburg

Universitätsstraße 12

86159 Augsburg


Tel:  +49 821 598-4802






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Directions & Parking


The CCR ist based in the building I on the  campus map.


Precise directions on how to get us with public transport or by car an be found on the bottom of this page

Parking: P5 + P6



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