klimafit – Living Lab for “Climate Change and its Impacts” in Adult Education
In the course of the next three years, the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM will work together with the WWF and the regional educational institutions fesa e.V. and ifpro to develop an adult education course on climate change, which will include region-specific issues, and offer it at community colleges throughout Germany. The ’klimafit’ project is sponsored by the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Klaus Tschira Foundation.
You can find a press release from the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on the project launch here.
The project brings together two outstanding partners:
Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regional Climate Change)
The Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM (Regional Climate Change), which involves experts from nine Helmholtz Centres. REKLIM draws on the Helmholtz Association’s massive pool of expertise in regional observational and process studies in combination with model-based simulations to improve regional and global climate models, which in turn provide a solid basis for making climate-related decisions. REKLIM contributes its scientific expertise to the project and supports events with the input of experts from the network.
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)
The WWF is one of the world’s largest independent environmental protection organisations. With a global network, the WWF is active in more than 100 countries. Climate protection and the preservation of biodiversity are among its central responsibilities, and in turn largely hinge on education and awareness. The WWF contributes its expertise on climate change and digital learning to the project.
In addition, during the first project phase fesa e.V. and ifpro are involved in the prototype development as regional partners. Beyond being responsible for organising and implementing the courses in Southern Germany, they also serve as contact partners for the participating community colleges and municipalities. Moreover, they contribute their decades of experience in education on climate protection, climate adaptation and civic participation, not to mention their extensive, active network.