Limiting the increase of the global average temperature to below 1.5 degrees compared to the pre-industrial level is possible - as shown by the "IPCC special report on 1.5 ° C global warming" of the IPCC. On the one hand, however, this requires significant reductions in emissions. On the other hand, carbon dioxide (CO2) would also have to be extracted directly from the atmosphere in order to achieve so-called "negative emissions". In four projects Cluster I of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative is researching how to implement these two requirements.


A Warming of the global mean temperature will bring about numerous changes for our lives: for our health, for urban development, for our forests and many other areas of life. Cluster II of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative is researching what this can actually mean in a total of nine projects. The results will simulate or model future situations. This will open up new fundamentals to stakeholders and decision-makers in their actions.


Header: Karsten Wurth. Unsplash

Teaser Mitigation: Denys Nevozhai. Unsplash

Teaser Adaptation: Guy Bowden. Unsplash