Changes of living conditions of vegetation and society in times of global climate change are among the central topics studied by the Atmospheric Environmental Research Division of the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Now, KIT’s Campus Alpine has joined the Ba-varian Climate Alliance. The Bavarian Minister of the Environment, Ulrike Scharf, and the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka, signed the corresponding agreement today.
More about the KIT Climate and Environment Center: http://www.klima-umwelt.kit.edu/english.
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