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We are a committed and capable research partner with expertise in all aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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We connect research expertise and innovative thinking to develop solutions together with politics, business, and civil society.
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We engage in integrated research on society, technology, nature, and urban and rural spaces.
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The Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg is an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary center for research and knowledge transfer. We work with scientists and researchers, policymakers, business leaders and civil society representatives on solutions to make Berlin and Brandenburg climate neutral and adapt to the consequences of the climate crisis.


The risks of exceeding planetary boundaries have already been explored by science for decades. But we still lack the comprehensive research findings, knowledge transfer mechanisms and innovations needed at regional level to develop systematic solutions to the global societal challenges we face. The Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg aims to play a key role in this regard. The center is supported by a council of leading experts from civil society, politics and government, business and industry, and the arts, culture and media. The goal is to ensure that science and research are designed to meet the needs of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region.

Supported CCC projects (a selection)

The model region Berlin-Brandenburg

Current climatic changes are creating complex challenges for both urban and rural regions. Weather extremes like heatwaves, droughts and heavy rain are already occurring more frequently in Berlin and Brandenburg and leaving their mark on the region. The coal exit and the structural change this has brought about in Lusatia (the coal region south of Berlin) represent a major undertaking for the wider region. What specific measures can be delivered in the near future to shape climate change mitigation and adaption in the region ecologically, socially, and economically?

Who & What

The research and science scene in Berlin and Brandenburg is ideally positioned to embark on a systematic interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary analysis of climate change.
In CCC, the Climate Change Center, a joint initiative has now emerged to mobilize the vast knowledge and wide-ranging solution-oriented expertise of participating institutions.


The Climate Change Center pursues an integrated and solution-oriented approach to transformation research with innovation as the central cross-cutting theme.

The four major competence fields —Society, Technology, Nature, Urban and Rural— serve to combine the research expertise of the participating institutions effectively. Researchers in Berlin and Brandenburg have developed a solutions triangle in a multi-step collaborative process to facilitate future interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research.

For further information please click on the respective solution field.

Einstein Center Climate Change

Initial interdisciplinary research projects are already being realized during the two-year preparation phase leading up to the establishment of the Einstein Center Climate Change and Public Policy of Human Settlement (ECCC). This work is flanked by transdisciplinary discourse and events in formats such as stakeholder dialogues.


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Einstein Foundation Berlin

Pilot projects will be developed at the levels of climate governance, transformation pathways, and tools for the areas of construction and transportation in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region in 2022/2023 with funding from Einstein Foundation Berlin. The objective here will be to harness existing strengths in the fields of big data and artificial intelligence for innovative climate research and to draw on the power of experimental approaches in design, psychology and art to advance processes of technological and social transformation.

The State of Berlin

The Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg was supported in 2021 by funding from the Berlin Quality and Innovation Offensive (QIO) via the Berlin Senate Department for Higher Education and Research. It will be supported by funds from the Senate Department responsible for research in 2022/2023. Berlin’s state government has pledged the necessary funds for establishing the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg in its current coalition agreement.

Berlin University Alliance

1 November 2019 saw the start of the Berlin University Alliance of Excellence made up of FU Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, TU Berlin and Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It is supporting the initial phase of the CCC with project funding, public relations work and marketing.

"CCC connect" - the green network

In spring 2023, we intend to launch “CCC connect” (prototyp) that sets out to enhance the visibility of and foster closer networking between experts and change agents from research, civil society, politics, business, and the arts on the topics of climate change, climate mitigation and climate adaptation in the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region. Registration is free for persons and organisations. The database will be publicly available for searches and will be expanded in further steps.

Click here to go to CCC Connect → Link

Would you like to discover more about our initiative by keeping up to date? Register here!



Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt
President’s Representatives for International Affairs, Fundraising and Alumni
Spokesperson Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg
T +49 (0)30 314-79724

Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker
Vice President for Sustainability, Internal Communication, Transfer and Transdisciplinarity, TU Berlin
Chair of the Expert Council of the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg
T +49 (0)30 314-24286

Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen
Chair of the Expert Council of the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig
Head of the research group for Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements, TU Berlin
Scientific Coordinator, Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg


Dr. Anita Dame
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Managing Director
T +49 (0)30 314-22394

Berit Petzsch
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Project Management & Communication
T +49 (0)30 314-73904

Martina Orth
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Project Management Einstein Center Climate Change (planned

T +49 172 714 12 44

Charmaine Reith
CCC-Office, TUBS GmbH
Project Management
T +49 (0)30 447202 80

Katja Lehmann
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Coordination of Human Resources and Finances
T +49 (0)30 314-70980

Birgit Holthaus
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Science and Climate Communication Officer at the TU Berlin Press Office
T +49 (0)30 314-29502

Michael Wilmes
Management of Strategic Projects in the Executive Office of TU Berlin

T +49 (0)30 314-22131