Projects of the Department of Environmental Politics

Current Projects

Paisajes Futuros / Future Landscapes − Implementation and Financing of Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) by the Food and Agriculture Sector to Reduce Climate Risk and Environmental Impacts in Latin America
Duration: 2022 − 2028, Contact: Dr. Julian Rode

NEXOGENESIS − Facilitating the next generation of effective and intelligent water-related policies utilising artificial intelligence and reinforcement learning to assess the water-energy-food-ecosystem (WEFE) nexus
Duration: 2021 − 2025, Contact: Dr. Frank Hüesker

Leipziger BlauGrün
Contact: Dr. Frank Hüesker

VooDoo – Viral eco-evolutionary dynamics of wild and domestic pollinators under global change
Duration: 2020 – 2023, Contact: Christine Polzin

Protection of global commons such as biodiversity, forests and oceans for sustainable development − Knowledge synthesis from international assessments and recommendations for international collaboration and development cooperation
Duration: 2020 – 2022, Contact: Salina Spiering

Initiative "Green Value" − Comprehensive Valuation of the Natural Capital of African Protected Areas
Duration: 2019 – 2021, Contact: Augustin Berghöfer

TONINA − Transforming the Colombian Orinoquia by integrating nature's benefits in the sustainability agendas
Duration: 2018 − 2022, Contact: Marcela Muñoz Escobar

RECONECT − Regenerating ECOsystems with Nature-based solutions for hydro-meteorological risk rEduCTion
Duration: 2018 − 2022, Contact: Dr. Frank Hüesker

INTERACT-Bio: Integrated Action on Biodiversity
Duration: 2017 – 2021, Contact: Augustin Berghöfer

Water Quality Governance − Understanding the political life of chemicals
Duration: 2017 – 2021, Contact: Dr. Frank Hüesker, Robert Lepenies

Completed Projects

Responsible Research and Governance at the Science-Policy Nexus of Climate Change: New Discourses, Epistemic Communities and Climate Policy Regimes through Climate Engineering?

West African Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Methodenkonvention 3.0 – Weiterentwicklung und Erweiterung der Methodenkonvention zur Schätzung von Umweltkosten

Ecosystem Services in Germany

BASE − Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for Europe

Natural Capital Germany – TEEB DE

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)

Scoping Study on the Concept and Implementation of a National Ecosystem Assessment for Germany (NEA-DE)

KNEU: Developing a knowledge network for European expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services to inform policy making economic sectors

Nested Networks: Novel Forms of Governance by Nested Networks (NESNET)

Spiral: Science Policy Interfaces for Biodiversity: Research, Action and Learning, EU research project

PRESS – PEER Research on Ecosystem Services: Work Package 3: Policy Analysis; Research project of the Partnership for European Environmental Research – PEER

SMART I: Integrated Water Resources Management in the Lower Jordan Rift Valley − Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies (BMBF)

PEER Project: Climate Policy Integration, Coherence and Governance

The Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index. Evaluation from a German perspective and comparison with other instruments for environmental policy evaluation

INVASION − Evolutionary, ecological and social consequences of biological invasions

PATH − Participatory Approaches in Science and Technology

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and its relevance for Germany

IBEFish: Interaction between Environment and Fisheries − a Challenge to Management