LAMACLIMA (LAnd MAnagement for CLImate Mitigation and Adaptation)

Anthropogenic changes in land cover and land management (LCLM) are substantially affecting climate and thus are very relevant for climate change studies. In LAMACLIMA project we investigate how LCLM changes can help to meet the mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.  

The goal of LAMACLIMA is to investigate how LCLM changes influence locally and globally the climate system

Research goal

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.





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Dr. Dim Coumou

Department of Water & Climate Risk
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)
VU Amsterdam
W&N-building, Room C-515
De Boelelaan 1087
1081 HV Amsterdam

Department of Earth System Analysis
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Telegraphenberg A62, room S16
D-14473, Potsdam, Germany

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