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Sustainability research

Research aims to advance society technologically and culturally and by now there are many approaches and activities around  climate and sustainability.

A major international player in the study of sustainability is the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH), be it such issues as flood prevention and control or managing (Hochwasserschutz) the effects of climatic change (Klimafolgen-Management) and many more study and research projects. Click here to learn about their study programmes, current research projects and public lectures.

Bridging the gap between science and the public domain, the TUHH regularly offers public lecture series and presentations on sustainable development. Researchers from various academic fields address current issues such as renewable energy, (managing climate change, mobility, to name but a few.

These lectures take place at the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Schwarzenbergstr. 95, 21073 Hamburg and start at 6 p.m.



This is another prestigious project of the northern German region in which Harburg's researchers are involved, trying to work out strategies for successful regional climate change adaptation.  The scientific community broadly agrees that climate change is real, will strike everywhere in various shapes and forms and must be dealt with one way or another. Clearly, scaremongering and fretting about it are no options. Instead, we need regional and global strategies to alleviate the impact of climate change and KLIMZUG NORD is at the heart of creating a regional action plan for the metropolitan area of Hamburg. To this end, KLIMZUG NORD unites the various activities and efforts of an array of political, adminstrative, scientific and economic actors to identify climatic changes and find suitable solutions until 2014 for the next 3 to 4 decades. Against this backdrop, the local district authority Bezirksamt Harburg, the local Agenda 21 group HARBURG21 and  KLIMZUG-NORD had invited (not only) the local public to learn about and discuss climate change adaptation in HARBURG. The event took place at the local town hall on Tuesday, 02.11.10,. For more details click here. There is also an interesting read about this topic (>>Combating Climate Change) - see for yourself and click here.


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