KLIMZUG-NORD – Strategic Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region

Within the project KLIMZUG-NORD regional partners from research, economic and administrative sectors work together on a climate adaptation master plan that continues until 2050. Thematic focal points are the Elbe estuary management, integrated spatial development, nature conservation and governance in a dynamic region populated by 4.3 million people.

Project Objectives 

  • Development of techniques and methods for the diminution of climate impacts and for the adaptation of society and economy to the increased risks from climate change
  • Development of strategies and concepts with which these methods can be integrated in regional planning and development processes
  • Presentation of the cost, the effectiveness and the efficiency of these strategies and approaches for civil society, environment and economy
  • Creation of the master plan of management of climate effects/change in the Hamburg metropolitan region for the period 2050


Project Partners

TuTech Innovation GmbH

Fachhochschule Lübeck

HafenCity University Hamburg

Hamburg University of Applied

Leuphana University Lüneburg
Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)
University of Hamburg

ECOLOG-Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung und Bildung gGmbH

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Chemistry and Dynamics of the Geosphere (ICG)

GKSS Research Centre, Institute for Coastal Research

Hamburg Institute of International Economics

Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics

Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M)

Further partners are 11 local authorities as well as 10 companies from the metropolitan region of Hamburg.

International Partners

Interregional IVB projects as for example SAWA, DiPol and MARE with numerous partners from the North Sea area (http://www.sawa-project.eu/, http://www.mare-project.eu/) and the EU project ENSEMBLES (http://www.ensembles-eu.org/).



  • Flyer (in German)

    [PDF - 3.00 MB]

     (URL: http://www.klimzug.de/_media/KLIMZUG-NORD_flyer.pdf)

  • Brochure

    [PDF - 428.1 kB]

     (URL: http://www.klimzug.de/_media/KLIMZUG-NORD_eng.pdf)

  • Handout

    [PDF - 1.54 MB]

     (URL: http://www.klimzug.de/_media/KLIMZUG-NORD_Handout_engl.pdf)


  • Jürgen Becker

    • TuTech Innovation GmbH
    • Harburger Schloßstraße 6-12
    • 21079 Hamburg (Germany)
    • Telephone: 0049 40 76629-6342
    • Fax: 0049 40 76629-6349
    • Email Address: becker@tutech.de

Website Klimzug-Nord