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.


Feb. 21, 2024

Studierende schaffen nachhaltige Lösungen für Unternehmen der Region

An der Universität Augsburg arbeiten Master-Studierende des Wirtschaftsingenieurwesens in einem Seminar von Dr. Andrea Thorenz eng mit verschiedenen Unternehmen der Region zusammen, um praxisnahe Lösungsansätze für Umweltmanagement, Abfallmanagement und Ressourceneffizienz zu entwickeln. Damit wird ein Beitrag zur nachhaltigen Entwicklung der Region geleistet.
Read more
Studierende bei der Abschlusspräsentation des Seminars Hands-On-Materials
Feb. 8, 2024

Auf dem Weg zur grünen Wirtschaft

Wirtschaftswissenschaftler analysieren, wie stark Bewertungen der Sustainable Development Goals von fünf verschiedenen Rating-Anbietern übereinstimmen. Die Ergebnisse zeigen eine niedrige Übereinstimmung insbesondere bei bestimmten Branchen sowie bei Klima- und Energiezielen. Fehlende Einigkeit bei den SDG-Ratings führt bei der Konstruktion von nachhaltigen Portfolios zu unterschiedlichen Ergebnissen und hat auch finanzielle Folgen für die Anleger.
Read more
Farbige Bausteine symbolisieren die Sustainable Development Goals. Darauf ist jeweils der Name des Ziels und ein Symbol abgebildet.
Feb. 7, 2024

Lehrstuhl für Urbane Klimaresilienz trägt Jahrestagung 2024 des Arbeitskreises Südasien am Zentrum für Klimaresilienz aus

Der Lehrstuhl Keck hat die Jahrestagung 2024 des Arbeitskreises Südasien (DGFG) ausgetragen.
Ein Highlight war die Keynote von Anindita Datta, der Sprecherin der Gender Komission von der International Geographical Union (IGU), zum Mapping feministischer Resistenzen und Solidarität im urbanen Raum von Indien.
Read more
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






Follow us on Linkedin

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



© Universität Augsburg © University of Augsburg

Enlarged view