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Leibniz-Lab Systemische Nachhaltigkeit - Biodiversität, Klima, Landwirtschaft und Ernährung innerhalb planetarer Grenzen
Leibniz-Lab Systemische Nachhaltigkeit
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung
Akademie für Raumentwicklung in der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Deutsches Institut für Ernährungsforschung
Deutsches Institut für Erwachsenenbildung - Leibniz-Zentrum für Lebenslanges Lernen e.V.
Deutsches lnstitut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Forschungszentrum Borstel - Leibniz-Zentrum für Medizin und Biowissenschaften
Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien
Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung an der Universität München e.V.
Leibniz-Institut für umweltmedizinische Forschung
Kiel Institut für Weltwirtschaft
Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen
Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien
Leibniz-Institut für Analytische Wissenschaften
Leibniz-Institut für Gemüse- und Zierpflanzenbau, Großbeeren & Erfurt (IGZ)
Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei Berlin (IGB)
Leibniz-Institut für Lebensmittel-Systembiologie an der Technischen Universität München
Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzenbiochemie
Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK)
Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien
Leibniz-Institut für Plasmaforschung und Technologie e.V.
Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung e.V. (IRS) Erkner
Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung e. V.
Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung
Leibniz-Institut zur Analyse des Biodiversitätswandels
Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung e.V. (ZALF)
Leibniz-Zentrum für Marine Tropenökologie (ZMT)
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung
Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung (PIK)
Leibniz-Institut für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN)
Tianjin Institute of Industrial Biotechnology
Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Leibniz-Institut für Atmosphärenphysik an der Universität Rostock
Leibniz-Institut für Finanzmarktforschung
Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung
Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie
Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde

The rapid loss of biodiversity and ongoing climate change are also the result of intensive agriculture. At the same time, they threaten agriculture and food security. The Leibniz Lab Systemic Sustainability brings together relevant knowledge from science and society on this fundamental challenge in order to promote the development and implementation of systemic solutions. ATB is involved in two fields of the Leibniz Lab. The first field focuses on the dialogue in the pilot region Berlin-Brandenburg, which serves as a platform for transdisciplinary processes with stakeholders from different areas, such as environmental protection and nature conservation as well as agriculture and food. The proximity of the densely populated capital region to the agricultural and forestry dominated state of Brandenburg poses a variety of challenges in the metropolitan region, such as competition for water between different sectors. ATB supports this initiative through its policy-practice networks based on its infrastructure (InnoHof) and cooperates with regional partners to create synergies from existing research projects. Specific topics include new regional value networks in the agri-food system, digital agro-ecological solutions, climate adaptation through soil-conserving agricultural practices such as agroforestry systems, and rewetting of organic soils (peatlands) for climate change mitigation. Another field focuses on the multiple opportunities for change to achieve agriculture and food security in harmony with biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation. It is essential to recognise that systemic changes are needed. A holistic innovation mapping approach will be applied, taking into account technological opportunities, socio-economic levers and policy options. The aim is to prepare technological, economic, social and political innovations for sustainability transformations and to discuss them in dialogue with societal stakeholders. The ATB is involved in this process through the co-production of knowledge and the co-design of alternative pathways up to the preparation of real-world experiments to test innovative innovation pathways.

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Leibniz Strategische Vorhaben


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