The Helmholtz Climate Initiative

HI-CAM: Helmholtz Initiative Climate Adaptation and Mitigation: Two Sides of the same Coin

We currently face an incredibly great challenge that we have brought upon ourselves, namely, curbing the causes of climate change as quickly and sustainably as possible while finding ways to adapt to a world experiencing massive transformations.

Helmholtz has been making key contributions to this area for many years. The Helmholtz centers from the “Earth and Environment” research field are excellently positioned in many fields of climate research. However, scientists are performing climate-related research in many other Helmholtz research fields as well, all of which have the potential to make valuable contributions to this major issue. Helmholtz therefore decided to go a step further: The Helmholtz Climate Initiative, originally endowed with twelve million euros, was started on July 1, 2019.