LAnd MAnagement for CLImate Mitigation and Adaptation
LAMACLIMA aims to advance scientific and public understanding of the coupled effects between climate and land cover and land management (LCLM), informing sustainable land-based adaptation and mitigation. It investigates biogeophysical and biogeochemical effects of re/afforestation, irrigation and wood harvest on the climate and economic impacts. The project i) assesses LCLM climate sensitivity using coordinated ESM intercomparison, ii) integrates LCLM option costs with their sectoral impacts and benefits through their economic model climate feedback, iii) explores LCLM Shared Socioeconomic Pathway (SSP) scenarios reflecting future priorities, iv) investigates climate-LCLM SSP scenarios through model simulations, and v) uncovers LCLM climate effects.
LAMACLIMA bridges gaps in understanding between scientists and stakeholdersthrough a series of webinars and dedicated workshops.
Integrated assessments on the role of land use in climate and development challengesare improved by implementation of LCLM climate feedback.
Research outcomes will be synthesised into an open access and user-friendly emulator,displaying discovered interactions between the climate system, food production, water scarcity, and economy.
The emulator and results will be disseminatedto researchers, regional-level adaptation planners, development actors, international institutions, environmental organisations, and other relevant actors and stakeholders using networks developed by stakeholder engagement.
Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, the LAMACLIMA consortium lead, is the Head of Climate Science at Climate Analytics and a Group Leader at Humboldt University Berlin. He has long standing expertise with climate modelling, climate extreme projections and climate impact science, such as water availability and food production. He is excited about land-climate interactions generally, but also particularly in the context of exploring the land-climate solution space for mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
Climate Analytics (CA) leads the project, stakeholder engagement efforts, and emulator development, summarizing research findings of the consortium. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU), and Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH) combine the expertise in modelling the Earth System, while additionally Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. (PIK) offers allocation of global land-use and Center for International Climate Research Oslo (CICERO) economic responses to environmental changes.
Each modelling institution partner conducts modelling experiments with its respective ESMs, while analysis of the conducted simulations is distributed according to partner specific expertise. VUB focuses on the local biogeophysical effects of LCLM on climate, VU on its remote biogeophysical effects, and LMU on the biogeochemical aspects.
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News & Events
25 May 2023
LAMACLIMA final workshop
Stakeholder Closing Workshop Presented by the LAMACLIMA consortium DATE: Tuesday 13 June 2023, 13:00-15:00 CEST The LAMACLIMA project has furthered our understanding of coupled effects…
27 March 2023
Updates from the LAMACLIMA project
1) Contributions by the LAMACLIMA consortium members Members of the LAMACLIMA consortium have recently published 2 articles: Overcoming global inequality is critical for land-based mitigation…
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