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.

Climate change in Karlsruhe?!

Based on long-term temperature data from the DWD station Rheinstetten, the current temperatures are placed in a long-term context in this interactive graphic. Decide for yourself whether you want to look at the last 5, 10, 30 or 50 years.


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Hail: danger from the sky grows

Third European Hail Workshop will be held at KIT from 15.3 to 18.3.



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Reservoirs - Protecting the resource water more easily

German-Brazilian consortium develops method to better protect reservoirs.



Climate change: protection against the consequences of heavy rain

KIT researchers investigate the effects of heavy rainfall to develop recommendations for action for municipalities.


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