How to deal with climate change

Framework for defining Climate Mitigation Pathways based on Understanding and integrated Assessment of Climate Impacts, Adaptation Strategies and Societal Transformation.

The climate system and the human impact

The climate system provides the conditions for all living beings to thrive. Our actions during the last centuries though are increasingly disrupting the delicate balance of the climate system, threatening the survival of both humans and countless species.

The causes and effects are well understood, and solutions are ready. It just needs to be done.

Mitigate and Adapt

Human activities have caused changes in our climate. We must stop engaging in those activities and adjust to the developments that can no longer be avoided. But what if our adaptation efforts continue to fuel climate change? 

A systems perspective is needed to understand what adaptation measures we can “afford” without further harming the climate.

All for one

In a world of constant change, we feel uncertain and overwhelmed. But: We don’t have to be driven by these changes! By joining forces and shaping our future, we can eliminate these uncertainties and determine the direction of change.

Together, let’s create a better world for ourselves and the generations to come.

Climate Impact Context

The consequences of climate change affect our world in different ways. In KNOWING, we explore how to deal with the challenges posed by specific climate impacts to particular aspects of life in four different contexts.

What we need to know

Managing the risk of climate response

Climate change is transforming our living environment and confronting us with increasing risks to our health and livelihoods. We therefore need to know how to avert even more serious consequences and adapt to the changes. But that is not all.

We also need to know whether what we are doing about it is mutually supporting or hindering. Only then can we achieve an effective and safe transformation.

KNOWING is for

Policy Makers & Administrations

by empowering to know which measures to set for reaching climate mitigation and adaptation with the support of society and economy

Science & Education

by offering a transdisciplinary platform to know about new  evidence, methods and tools for successful implementation of scientific knowledge

Economy & Industries

by enabling to know how to prepare for changing conditions and take a leading role in the transformation of the economy

Civil Society

by helping to know how to adapt to climate impacts in the most sufficient way and how to support pathways to climate neutrality

Find what applies to you

Learn about the climate impact in your area and what you can do about it

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