The Role of Knowledge Exchange in Earth System Science—The Earth System Knowledge Platform (ESKP)
In 2015, the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development expressed the commitment to protect the planet from degradation and take urgent action on climate change. These goals stress the need (for everyone) to act in order to combat climate change and its impacts, as well as to conserve and sustainably use the land and oceans of our planet. These grand challenges are mirrored in the research field Earth and Environment of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres (HGF). Central research efforts encompass the following four areas: “Earth system dynamics and risks”, “Climate variability and climate change”, “Ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity”, and “Sustainable use of resources”.
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