Welcome to the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM!


The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regional Climate Change and Humans) is a network of nine research centres within the
Helmholtz Association that combines several, competence-driven research topics in a comprehensive approach. REKLIM produces essential regional information on climate change, which it subsequently transfers for the benefit of society. In this regard, REKLIM combines regional observation, process studies and coupled climate simulations, with a focus on regional climate change and the connections to human beings. Moreover, it works across the borders of disciplines (including the social sciences), methodologies and individual research centres. By doing so, REKLIM helps to provide a sound basis for making informed climate-related decisions. Global climate simulations, together with improved modelling systems for studies on classification and impacts, are used to investigate the effects of climate variability and climate change at the regional scale. REKLIM is a close-knit network of scholars in various stages of their careers, regardless of which Helmholtz Centre or which field they call home. It encompasses the entire chain of effect, from knowledge production regarding regional climate change to taking concrete action, the goal being to enable civil society to better address climate protection and climate change adaptation. Knowledge transfer to society is an important aspect of REKLIM’s activities. In addition, the Regional Climate Offices of the Helmholtz Association and the Climate Service Center Germany provide decision-makers support with assessing risks and opportunities, and with developing mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Webinar on the topic of "Climate neutrality in cities"

Developments in financing transitions to climate neutrality and increased resilience in cities

Date: Friday, May 31, 2024
Time: 16:00 PM — 17:30 PM (CEST) // 7:00 - 8:30 AM PST

Explore the landscape of municipal financing strategies for climate-resilient infrastructure with insights on diverse revenue streams for cities: from carbon pricing to land-value capture.
Understand the role of the insurance industry in climate adaptation and the importance of aligning financing with ESG-principles to mobilize patient private capital.
Address the challenges of accessing climate funds in African economies and discover solutions for bridging the gap.

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12th REKLIM Regional Conference “Regional Climate Change”

Challenges of Sea-level Rise on Germany’s Coasts

That was the motto of the 12th REKLIM Regional Conference
“Regional Climate Change”, held on 28 September 2023 at the
House of Science in Bremen. The conference was jointly
organised with the EU project TiPACCs (Tipping Points in
Antarctic Climate Components); the Senator for Environment,
Climate and Science, Federal State of Bremen; the North German
Coastal and Climate Office at HEREON; and the Climate Office
for Polar Regions and Sea Level Rise at the AWI.

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20 Years AWIPEV - The French-German Arctic Research Base

14 June 2023, French Embassy, Berlin

Sixty years ago, the signing of the Élysée treaty sealed the friendship between France and Germany. Since then, the treaty has become a symbol of their strong partnership, and the two countries and their citizens are expected to work together in a relationship based on trust.
This event, hosted by the French Embassy, celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the joint French-German research base AWIPEV in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard. The station at 78.9°N is operated by Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the French Polar Institute Paul-Émile Victor (IPEV).
Brief lectures will highlight findings in the areas of atmospheric, glacial, permafrost and marine research made at AWIPEV over the past two decades. To celebrate this successful collaboration, the directors of the AWI and IPEV will sign a memorandum of understanding. The station staff will join via video connection from the Arctic to share their experiences and answer questions “live”.
A get-together and photo exhibition will round out the anniversary event and give participants the chance to speak with the people who actively practise French-German cooperation on a daily basis.
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IX. Gateway to the Arctic Workshop

The 9th Workshop Gateway to the Arctic Workshop, which was hosted at the partner university Paris Versailles / Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) this year, was held from 13 to 17 February 2023. Under the motto “The Arctic in a changing world – a transdisciplinary approach”, doctoral candidates and master’s students gathered to exchange notes on various aspects of the changes at work in the Arctic, and in particular, to acquaint themselves with perspectives and backgrounds from not only the natural sciences, but also the humanities.
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REKLIM anniversary magazine

Climate change at our doorstep
THE REKLIM ANNIVERSARY MAGAZINE reports, in stories and images, on the research network’s findings and broad range of focus areas. In addition, it demonstrates how the research community can and is working in dialogue with society in order to address the most pressing questions of our time.

DriftStories from the Central Arctic – one year, one floe – sea-ice research to the extreme!

You can order the DriftStories free of charge by sending an email to info@REKLIM.de and providing your contact details and address, or you can download the digital PDF version.

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