Climate change is already starting to have an impact on our lives and on our economies. It is therefore important that we prepare ourselves now for the unavoidable consequences of climate change. In the German Climate Preparedness Portal, you will find quality approved services offering guidance in taking precautionary measures against the effects of climate change.
What does the German Climate Preparedness Portal offer?
How can buildings be protected from heavy rain damage? Which risks holds the climate change for infrastructures? How can the agricultural sector as well as the civil society prepare themselves for heat and dry periods? Find the most fitting Climate Preparedness Services for your questions via different filter functions and full-text search.
The KLiVO Portal offers only services of approved quality. On behalf of the Federal Government, represented by the “Interministerial Working Group on Adaptation”, an independent team of experts controls whether the Climate Preparedness Services fulfil the quality criteria. The climate services presented here deal explicitly with climate change and adaptation to the effects of climate change in Germany. They have in many cases arisen as a result of research projects and have a sound scientific basis. All of the services are provided by federal institutions, in cooperation with them or were developed with state funding. You can make use of all these services without restriction and free of charge. Overview of the quality criteria:
On the KLiVO Portal, you will find services which are provided by authorities of the federal government, of the federal states, as well as of other institutions such as municipalities. With the administrative office of the German Climate Service (DKD), the German Meteorological Service (DWD) forms the central point of contact for climate-related data and information. The Competence Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation (KomPass) at the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) provides a full range of services on the theme of climate adaptation.
A profile of every Climate Preparedness Service offers you all the main information at a glance. The descriptions of content, target group and scientific background will help to choose a service. Furthermore, contact information, year of publication and the special characteristics of the service are provided. Additional climate information is available, if it is necessary for the use of the service.
The two administrative offices DKD and KlimAdapt are in each case supported by a network which forms the interface between the providers and users of climate services.
These networks provide support and advice to the administrative offices regarding climate-related information and adaptation services. They discuss existing services, interests of users, gaps in research activities and the further development of the services offered. Together with the partners in the networks, the administrative offices are bringing the Climate Preparedness Portal and the services offered to a wider public – to municipal authorities, to events, to other networks and to you.
The range of services offering guidance in taking precautions against the effects of climate change is to be steadily expanded and refined. For this purpose, the administrative offices issue recommendations for Research and Development to the relevant departments of the federal government, the federal states and other institutions involved in promoting research.