For an Environment Worth Living in

Living conditions on Earth are changing as profoundly as never before: Change of climate and the environment, demographic, technical, and economic developments affect the availability and quality of air, water, and food. The KIT Climate and Environment Center develops strategies and technologies to secure the natural bases of life. It is not only aimed at eliminating the causes of environmental problems, but increasingly on adapting to changing conditions.

Since its foundation on January 01, 2009, the KIT Climate and Environment Center with its about 700 scientists from 30 institutes has therefore been acquiring fundamental and application knowledge on climate and environmental change. From this knowledge, it derives strategies and technologies to secure the natural bases of life. The advantage of an already existing large scope of expertise in natural sciences, engineering, and social sciences is used to develop in multidisciplinary cooperation a center of outstanding international visibility.


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Christian Scharun wins FameLab Germany

With his contribution on methane emissions from oil rigs in the North Sea, Christian Scharun wins FameLab Germany on May 17. Congratulations!


Markus Breig, KITMarkus Breig, KIT
As a result of climate change, Germany is threatened by falling groundwater levels

KIT and BGR develop forecast models on the future development of groundwater levels on the basis of artificial intelligence.

link (In German)

AlmuthGabi Zachmann, KIT
Sixth IPCC Assessment Report published

Co-author and KIT expert Almut Arneth on the current report "Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability" of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

link (In German)

LandnutzungMarkus Breig, KIT
Land Use: The Case for Equitable Species Protection

A study with KIT participation sheds light on the trade-off between biodiversity and food security in land use.


KVVAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Traffic Turnaround in Karlsruhe: Reaching Destinations Faster with AI

Artificial intelligence will help citizens choose the appropriate mode of transport for their route.

link (In German)

Geothermal Energy Is Indispensable for Transforming the Heating Sector

Joint roadmap of Helmholtz centers and Fraunhofer institutes shows fields of action for a sustainable heat supply.


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