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Climate Capacity Building: Risk Anticipation and Minimization

As of: June 2020

Objective and activities

The project aims to build local capacities for improving resilience against variability and trends of regional climate by providing seasonal forecasts of climate phenomena and by assessing their impacts on water and agriculture as well as implications for patterns of climate migration. Creating and using knowledge about climate risks and their prediction will be anchored in the target countries. To do so, in combination with observational data and seasonal forecasts, the project will provide projections of reoccurring phenomena like monsoon and El Niño as well as climate induced trends. These results will be used by the hydrology and agricultural sector in order to identify direct impacts on the lives of the country’s population. This in turn is necessary for understanding and anticipating climate-induced migration patterns.

State of implementation/results

  • The kick-off event took place on 14th June 2018 at PIK with relevant actors (i.a. DWD, Senior Scientific Advisors, SENSES project, ISIMIP and ISIpedia)
  • Successful Monsoon forecast for Central India, for the beginning of the Monsoon until the 8th May 2018, for the Monsoon end until 30th July 2018. Additionally, the Monsoon forecast has been applied by Institutes in Telangana and other Federal States. Further information on the PIK- Monsoon-Website (Link:…)
  • Capacity Building Workshop with relevant actors took place on 27th June 2018 at PIK
  • Visit of the political partner from India (Telangana), Dr. Ramesh Chennamaneni, on the 9th July 2018 as part of a Capacity Building Workshop with relation to the Monsoon forecast in Central India
  • Launch of the EPICC project Website:… - Kick-Off Workshop in Daressalam, Tanzania from 27th – 28th September 2018
  • Kick-Off Workshop in Lima, Peru from 9th – 10th October 2018
  • Kick-Off Workshop in Delhi, India from 1st -2nd November 2018
  • Meeting of the German Advisory Board took place on 19th November 2018 at PIK in Potsdam
  • Stay of the guest expert, the president of the IASc, Prof. Dr. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy from 18th to 19th December 2018 at PIK in Potsdam (Link:…)
  • Prof. Dr. Elena Surovyatkina visited Sri Lanka after her research stay in India, at the invitation of the Government, in order to discuss together with ministries, the extension of the Monsoon forecast
  • The three risk reports for the respective partner countries will be published as a joint PIK-IOM report under the existing and renowned IOM‘s ‘Assessing the Evidence’ series
  • Landmark Publication: Fan, J., Meng, J., Ashkenazy, Y., Havlin, S., & Schellnhuber, H. J. (2018). Climate network percolation reveals the expansion and weakening of the tropical component under global warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(52), E12128-E12134
  • EPICC Factsheet: Developed in cooperation with GIZ (Link:…)
  • Appointment of the EPICC project lead Kira Vinke to the Advisory Council of the German Federal Government for Civil Crisis Prevention and Peace Consolidation; election to the Co-chairwoman until 2020 (Link:…)
  • Launch of an own Twitter channel: @EpiccPik (Link:…)
  • Press releases of PIK about the workshops (Link:…)
  • The local partner of the migration research in Peru, the Mountain Institute published a press release (span.) on the research collaboration with EPICC (Link:… )

Further Links

Project data

India, Peru, Tanzania

Implementing organisation:
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V. - PIK) - Germany

Partner institution(s):
  • " Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MALF) - Tanzania ", Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru, Parlament of Telengana state - Legislative Assembly Telangana Rashtra Samithi – India
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD),The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) - India

BMU grant:
4.881.951,15 €

01/2018  till  08/2021


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