For an Environment Worth Living in


Climate and Environment Change, as well as social, technical and economic developments, are having an unprecedented impact on soil, water, air and the subsurface, and thus on ecosystems and the foundations of human life.

Our mission: Exploring Climate and Environment, Developing Solutions

The KIT Climate and Environment Center develops basic and applied knowledge on climate and environmental change. On this basis, it develops concepts as well as nature-based and technological solutions for safeguarding the natural basis of life and shaping the living environment.

Since its foundation on January 1, 2009, the KIT Climate and Environment Center has been offering a broad range of expertise in the natural, technical, and social sciences with about 700 scientists from 30 institutes. In interdisciplinary networking, we are developing a center of outstanding international visibility. In doing so, we consider both the causes of environmental problems and the adaptation to changing conditions.

Our vision: For an environment worth living in

In interdisciplinary networking, we are developing a center with outstanding international visibility. We consider both the causes of environmental problems and how to adapt to changing conditions.

Our Values: Respectful discourse to advance research with responsibility



Grüne treppeKirsten Hennrich
How we wil build in the future

Architecture must evolve to be climate-friendly and sustainable in the future.

link (In German)

Bild_cut.pnAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
Climate Research: More precise and efficient weather forecast

Julian Quinting from the KIT recieves a ERC Starting Grant –  The project ASPIRE achieves to increase weather forecasts and simultaniously decreases computing costs and energy consumption.


plastikmuell_cut.pngDaniel Valero, KIT
Blind spots in plastic waste monitoring

KIT researchers and partners suspect that much more plastic is transported in flowing waters than previously assumed - new approaches for modeling.

link (in German)


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Previous Editions
10 years of KIT Climate and Environment Center
Climate and Environmental Research at KIT
44th Sparkassen Award for environmental research