Climate change is one of the most important global challenges of the 21st century and it does not stop at the Bavarian border. For government, politics, economics and society, the question arises:
What can we do to reduce climate change and manage its impact in the best possible way?
The Climate Policy Programme Bavaria 2050, which was announced during the government declaration on 12th of November 2013 and approved on 8th of July 2014 by the Bavarian Council of Ministers, addresses this issue. One key point therein is the establishment of the Bavarian Climate Research Network (bayklif) as part of the portfolio of the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts.
The research network bayklif aims at consolidating and strengthening Bavarian research efforts in climate change and its consequences, which are already visible at an international level. As a result, Bavaria will be able to further extend its leading position in this research area and counterbalance climate change in the long term by elaborating possible courses of action for politics, economics and society.