We are a committed and capable research partner with expertise in all aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation.
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.
RETHINKING CLIMATE RESEARCH – THROUGH KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND NEW PERSPECTIVES
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.
Projects funded from the CCC call for 2023
Climate change and artificial intelligence Berlin Brandenburg
Heat & Health - Building future-proof hospitals
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Tempeh and seitan in the canteen kitchen - CCC project "KlimaKitchen" supports meatless nutrition in communal catering
Collecting Data for a Feminist and Inclusive Future of Mobility in Berlin
Zakia Soomauroo, a research associate at the Reiner Lemoine Institute (RLI) is physically far from her home country Mauritius, but very close in thought. As a PhD student at the Chair of Sustainable Human Settlements Economics at the Technische Universität Berlin, she has been investigating ways to decarbonize the transport sector in small island states since 2018. But she is also intensively involved with her current home in Berlin. Since the beginning of the year, she has been investigating the current traffic situation in the German capital for a feminist mobility project.
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Regional cascading use of biomass in Berlin-Brandenburg
In the project Regional Cascading Use of Biomass in Berlin-Brandenburg, Prof. Dr. Vera Susanne Rotter from the Institute of Environmental Technology at TU Berlin and Prof. Dr. Vera Mayer from the Institute of Applied and Molecular Microbiology at TU Berlin are investigating, in cooperation with the TU Berlin Natural Building Lab and Bauhaus Earth, how unused residual biomass can be processed and used so that it makes an optimal contribution to climate goals.
Wood as the central building material of the future
Ackerstraße 76, Hall 60. In the large hall of a former industrial building, wooden boards, tools and building models are stored, and architecture students file and sand their designs.
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?
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.
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.
TU Berlin study shows built environment plays crucial role in modifying urban heat
A recent study conducted by researchers at the Technical University Berlin and the Einstein Center Climate Change has found that the features of urban form have a significant impact on the ambient temperature in cities, affecting the well-being of urban residents.
New EUBUCCO database can provide information on more than 200 million buildings in Europe
A new Europe-wide database covering the 27 countries of the European Union and Switzerland has now been created by a team of researchers led by the scientific coordinator of the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg, Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig (Technische Universität Berlin). The highly relevant data were published in Scientific Data (Nature Portfolio).
Experts from Rwanda learn about sustainability projects at the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg
A delegation from Rwanda visited the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) on March 6, 2023 and learned about the work of the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg.
Welcome to Berlin: Elke U. Weber & Eric J. Johnson
Stakeholder Workshop on Building within Boundaries in cooperation with Berlin Partner
ECCC SYMPOSIUM WITH LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS
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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.
Transdisciplinary experts database
In spring 2022, we intend to launch the beta phase of an open-access database that sets out to enhance the visibility of and foster closer networking between experts 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. The first step toward this database involves registering research partners and people in participating institutions. The database will be publicly available for searches.
Would you like to discover more about our initiative by keeping up to date? Register here!
LEADERSHIP LEVEL AND RESEARCH COORDINATION AT CLIMATE CHANGE CENTER BERLIN BRANDENBURG
Prof. Dr. Geraldine Rauch
President, TU Berlin
Representative of the speaker university of the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg
T +49 (0)30 314-22200
Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker (derzeit nicht im Dienst)
Vizepräsidentin für Nachhaltigkeit, Interne Kommunikation, Transfer und Transdisziplinarität, TU Berlin
Vertreterin der Sprecherhochschule des Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg
T +49 (0)30 314-24286
Prof. Dr. Christian Thomsen
Head of the Expert Council of the Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg
Prof. Dr. Felix Creutzig
Head of the Department of Sustainability Economics, TU Berlin
Research Coordinator Climate Change Center Berlin Brandenburg
Dr. Anita Dame
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
T +49 (0)30 314-22394
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Project Management & Communication
T +49 (0)30 314-73904
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Speaker Einstein Center Climate Change (planned)
T +49 172 714 12 44
CCC-Office, TU Berlin
Coordination of Human Resources and Finances
T +49 (0)30 314-70980
Management of strategic projects / ECCC liaison in the TU Berlin Executive Office
T +49 (0)30 314-22131