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Doktoratskolleg "Climate Change. Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies"

Doctoral Programme "Climate Change. Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies"

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lukas Meyer (Institute of Philosophy, GEWI-Fakultät)
Co-Speaker: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gottfried Kirchengast Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, URBI-Faculty)
Involved people of the URBI-Faculty: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rupert Baumgartner, Assoz.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Bednar-Friedl (SOWI-URBI), Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gottfried Kirchengast, Assoz. Prof. Dr. Douglas Maraun, Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alfred Posch, Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Andrea Steiner, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karl Steininger (SOWI-URBI),

The DK Climate Change (DKCC) is an international programme at the University of Graz for outstanding doctoral students in the area of climate change. The PhD programme is characterized by innovative training with a special focus on interdisciplinarity. It makes a difference by building a scientific community with a shared understanding of the challenges of climate change and by reaching out to societal stakeholders. The DKCC thus educates a new generation of excellent researchers and contributes to societal transformation.

Anthropogenic climate change is one of the main societal challenges in the 21st century. It raises profound social, ethical and political questions that cannot be answered within a single discipline. Coping with current and future climate change requires mitigation, adaptation and compensation strategies that aim at transformational changes. The DKCC attempts to reach a better understanding of climate change uncertainties, risks and options for human action, in particular regarding critical thresholds, which may threaten the continuity of social and ecological systems. The researchers investigate strategies for the transition towards a low-carbon and climate-robust economy and society, which involve a fundamental transformation of economic, social, political and legal processes.

Further information: https://dk-climate-change.uni-graz.at/en/

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