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.


Sept. 12, 2023

Anreize für Citizen Science Observations im Naturschutz – Neue Publikation von Prof. Florian Diekert

Bürgerbeobachtungen (citizen science observations) sind zu einem grundlegenden Baustein zur Dokumentation des Klimawandels und Naturschutzbemühungen geworden. In dem Open Acess-Artikel, der im Journal “Conservation Letters” erschienen ist, untersuchen Prof. Florian Diekert und Kolleg*innen, inwiefern Bürgerbeobachtungen durch explizite Anreize (hier: ein Preisausschreiben) gelenkt werden könnten.

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Sept. 1, 2023

Rechtswissenschaftler*innen starten Aufruf zur Einhaltung einer völker- und verfassungsrechtskonformen Klimaschutzpolitik

Wissenschaftler und Wissenschaftlerinnen des Verfassungs- und Völkerrechts wenden mit einem Aufruf über den "Verfassungsblog" an Politik und Öffentlichkeit und fordern die Bundesregierung auf, ein effektives Klimaschutzprogramm mit ausreichenden Maßnahmen zur Einhaltung der Klimaschutzziele und damit der völker- und verfassungsrechtlichen Verpflichtungen zu beschließen. Zu den Unterzeichner*innen zählt auch Prof. Sina Fontana, Inhaberin des Lehrstuhls für Öffentliches Recht und Krisenresilienz an der Universität Augsburg.
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Aug. 21, 2023

ZfK-Professor Markus Keck zum Mitglied des Herausgeberteams der Fachzeitschrift Die ERDE ernannt

Markus Keck, Professor für Urbane Klimaresilienz, ist als neues Mitglied des Herausgeberteams der geographischen Fachzeitschrift „Die ERDE“ ernannt worden. Die ERDE ist die weltweit am längsten existierende geographische Fachzeitschrift und wird von der Geographischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin herausgegeben.
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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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