Climate Protection

Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants

The Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, is both a federal research institute and a higher federal authority. The Institute does research in the fields of plant genetics, cultivation of crops, plant nutrition, soil science, plant protection and plant health. Its broad competence enables the JKI to develop holistic concepts for crop cultivation as a whole, ranging from crop production to plant care. Climate change is also one of its research topics. JKI is the editor of the online database on climate change and plant protection (KLIMAPS).

The Education Center for the supply- and disposal economy (BEW)

BEW is the Education Centre of the Ministry for Climate Protection, the Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia (MKULNV). Since 1983 the BEW has demonstrated its comprehensive competence in environmental education and guarantees sound training and further education in areas involving the utilities and waste management sectors.

Climate Service Center (CSC)

A team of natural scientists, economists, political scientists and communication-specialists are working at the Climate Service Center. Their tasks are refining the knowledge derived from climate research in a practice-orientated way and conveying the findings to decision-makers in politics, administration, economy and for the broad public.

Cologne Institute for Business Research (IW)

The IW is supported by employers and industrial associations as well as private companies. Based on academic research it publishes analyses and opinions on economic and social policy issues, on education and vocational training, and on a variety of societal developments. A distinctive feature of the IW is the close interrelation between academic research and public relations activities by the institute´s own publishing house, the Deutsche Instituts-Verlag GmbH. The scientists of the research unit ”Environment, Energy, Resources” look into the impact of economic activity on the environment and the impact of environmental and energy policy on the economy.

concada GmbH - Consulting & Academy

The concada GmbH offers seminars on environmental protection, occupational safety and health, management systems and occupational medicine. The courses take place at numerous locations in Germany and are recognized by the German authorities. In this way personnel is trained and can contribute actively to environmental protection in their company.

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

The Federal Ministry for Economic Development (BMZ) is an official authority of the Federal Republic of Germany and responsible for development policy. It aimes in close cooperation with the international community, to combating poverty, securing food, establishing peace, freedom, democracy and human rights, shaping globalisation in a socially equitable manner, and preserving the environment and natural resources. There are around 1,000 people working at the BMZ.

German Climate Consortium (DKK)

The Deutsches Klima-Konsortium e.V. (DKK) represents the leading players of German climate and climate impact research encompassing more than 20 renowned research organisations. The federation is also an important international partner acting as a guidepost, strategic partner, project partner and information broker.

German IPCC Coordination Office

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is a scientific body under the auspices of the United Nations (UN). It reviews and assesses the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change. It does not conduct any research nor does it monitor climate related data or parameters.

Germany's National Meteorological Service, the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)

The Deutscher Wetterdienst is a public institution with partial legal capacity under the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. The DWD records, analyses and monitors the physical and chemical processes in our atmosphere and, in its capacity as the reference for meteorology in Germany, is in the position to answer any questions concerned with weather and climate.

Institut für Ökologie und Politik GmbH (Ökopol)

The Institute for Environmental Strategies (Ökopol) develops environmental strategies and instruments which contribute to the sustainability of economic and political policies. Furthermore Ökopol advises enterprises and trade associations, public administration, environmental associations and trade unions and teaches at universities and other institutions of higher education.

Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) was founded in 1992 as a research institute for ecological issues and sustainable development. Research concentrates on six main areas: "Landscape Change and Management", "Resource Efficiency of Settlement Structures", "Environmental Risks in Urban and Regional Development", "Monitoring of Settlement and Open Space Development", "Economic Aspects of Ecological Urban and Regional Development" and "Sustainability transitions in cities and regions".

Munich Re

In recent years, the reinsurer Munich Re has actively supported and advanced climate protection and adaptation to global warming. Comprising some 30,000 data records, Munich Re’s NatCatSERVICE is the most comprehensive natural catastrophe loss database in the world.

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

PIK addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. The main methodologies are systems and scenarios analysis, modelling, computer simulation, and data integration.

Technische Universität Dresden - Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM)

The Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM) is part of TU Dresden. CIPSEM promotes sustainable development in emerging and developing countries through integrated environmental management courses and study tours. In addition, CIPSEM links professionals from ministries, government agencies or local and non-governmental organizations and helps them to reflect attitudes and to enhance their knowledge and skills.