LAMACLIMA (LAnd MAnagement for CLImate Mitigation and Adaptation)
The goal of LAMACLIMA is to investigate how LCLM changes influence locally and globally the climate system
We quantify the impacts of large-scale land management (e.g global reforestation, deforestation, irrigation and wood harvest) on climate, agriculture, water availability, biodiversity and economic productivity. At IVM we focus on the changes of the large-scale atmospheric circulation using state of the art Earth System Models (EC-Earth, CESM and MPI-ESM). We explore the impacts of land management on climatic mean states and extremes and on teleconnections patterns that might affect geographically distant key regions, including the world’s breadbaskets. The findings will be disseminated through a number of tools, events and products. By closely involving stakeholders and policy-makers, we aim to support sustainable land use decision-making.