The past major flood events as well as the extremely dry and hot summers of the last few years have demonstrated that climate change and its consequences are also becoming increasingly relevant in Central Europe with strong impacts on people's lives. Despite diverse political efforts and a growing global awareness of the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, these emissions continue to rise without review. Climate change is considered 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.


Active, sustainable climate policy requires the development and implementation of specific adaptation strategies, especially as the irreversibility of the changes in climate and environment are already becoming apparent. In order to secure prosperity, health, economic performance, biodiversity and sustainable coexistence with the environment and within our society in the long term, we must become more resilient to the impacts of global climate change.


Achieving climate resilience, we need to reduce our vulnerabilities and strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity to the impacts of climate change. Climate resilience must encompass a wide range, e.g. from ecosystems to human health and society, economy, politics and jurisdiction. Climate resilience hence requires a comprehensive transformation.


The aim of the Centre for Climate Resilience research is to develop scientific foundations as well as holistic and implementable strategies and applications at regional, national and international levels, thus showing options for adaptations to the inevitable consequences of climate change.


Feb. 2, 2023

Was erklärt fehlende Fortschritte bei UN-Klimakonferenzen? Vorstellung der ZfK-Professorin Angela Oels in der Augsburger Allgemeinen.

Die Augsburger Allgemeine stellt in der Februarausgabe ihrer Beilage „Wissenschaft und Forschung in Augsburg“ die Forschungsschwerpunkte von Prof. Dr. Angela Oels, ZfK-Professorin für Politikwissenschaft mit Schwerpunkt Klimapolitik, vor und berichtet über deren Erfahrungen als Teilnehmerin und Beobachterin der UN-Klimakonferenzen.

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Jan. 31, 2023

ZfK-Direktor Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann im Interview auf zu den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf den Skisport im Alpenraum

Die Alpen sind besonders stark vom Klimawandel betroffen. Was bedeutet das für den Skisport? ZfK-Direktor Prof. Dr. Harald Kunstmann gibt einen Ausblick auf die Zukunft des Skisports im Alpenraum im Interview mit dem Online-Format von "ZDFheute" vom 29.01.23.
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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




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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