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The Territorial and Environmental Impacts of Climate Change in Germany

In Germany, the territorial and environmental impacts of climate change intersect in key ways with the nation’s varied demography. In this pair of papers, researchers at TU Dortmund University urge spatial planners to synchronize their approaches to climate and demographic shifts at the city and regional levels.

Series: Climate Change and Social Change

A nationwide analysis by Dennis Becker and Stefan Greiving shows that population is growing in regions that are experiencing warming, while populations are declining in regions that are becoming more arid; in both types of regions, meanwhile, the population is aging. On-the-ground research by Viola Schulze Dieckhoff and Thorsten Wiechmann explores the implications of this integrative approach in two extreme cases.

Climate and Demographic Change: The Need for an Integrative Approach to Spatial Planning in Germany, by Dennis Becker and Stefan Greiving

Overcoming Climate Impacts Through Adaptive Capacity Building: Two Extreme Cases From Germany, by Viola Schulze Dieckhoff and Thorsten Wiechmann

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Dennis Becker & Stefan Greiving & Viola Schulze Dieckhoff & Thorsten Wiechmann, “The Territorial and Environmental Impacts of Climate Change in Germany”, Metropolitics, 25 April 2018. URL :

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