Reduce risks – use opportunities – manage change
Dresden is currently one of the largest and most dynamic economic regions in Germany’s eastern Länder (states). However, in the years to come this city on the Elbe and its surroundings will have to deal with the direct and indirect impact of climate change. These are expected to bring challenges to practically all areas of public and private life.
A large consortium of regional actors from politics, administration, business and science has therefore placed the city and region of Dresden at the heart of wide-ranging investigations.
Within the framework of the REGKLAM project (full title: “Development and Testing of an Integrated Regional Climate Change Adaption Programme for the Model Region Dresden”), these actors design strategies to better cope with the regional impact of climate change.
Regional climate change not only carries a risk but also offers opportunities to Dresden and its surroundings. Thus a special challenge for the region is to pinpoint and exploit these opportunities while reducing or indeed avoiding risks.
REGKLAM is intended to help the model region Dresden become a leading role model of regional adaption.
REGKLAM is one of seven model projects in Germany. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the KLIMZUG programme, which supports Germany’s regions to develop and implement tailor-made measures of adaption to climate change. The funded projects are expected to function as role models for other regions in Germany. The duration of REGKLAM was from 2008 to mid-2013.