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Global Change Committee Germany

Acronym: NKGCF

The German National Committee on Global Change Research (NKGCF) was set up in October 1996 by Germany's major research funding agency, the German Research Foundation (DFG), in close collaboration with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). As a scientific advisory committee to DFG and BMBF, the German National Committee plays a significant role in the process of identifying research priorities and in stimulating German contributions to the four international programmes on global change research (DIVERSITAS, IHDP, IGBP, WCRP). To learn more about the structure and activities of the German Committee on Global Change Research download this presentation. Key Human Dimensions Research Questions - Carbon cycle and society - Global change, mobility and energy (sustainable pathways of development) - Health and global change; water cycle (sustainable and future-oriented water management) - Disaster reduction Research Initiatives - Climate engineering - Regional climate modelling - Science and politics