Trainees encounter climate change - klimAZUBI

Promoting awareness and competencies for operational climate change in the metropolitan region Rheine-Neckar

Svenja Brockmüller (until 5/2019), Dr. Christina Fiene, Prof. Dr. Alexander Siegmund

Long term maintenance of companies’ economic success requires sustainable adaptation strategies regarding regional- and sector specific consequences of climate change. Markets, production and distribution are particularly affected by extreme events such as persistent heavy rainfall or heat phases. For the implementation of adaptation measures to the progressing climate change at company level, sensitization and formation of awareness are necessary, particularly the sustainable promotion of competencies of employees.

The klimAZUBI- project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Construction and Reactor Safety. Learning modules are developed, evaluated and optimized at the Department of Geography - Research Group for Earth Observation (rgeo) of the Heidelberg University of Education in cooperation with selected companies of the metropolitan region (ABB, HeidelbergCement, REWE) as well as the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Rheine- Neckar. In the sense of a bottom-up education approach, the target group are trainees as they will become the future operational actors and decision-makers. Through practical use in in-company training, the modules combine knowledge acquisition and socially responsible action (service learning), based on an innovative double methodical-didactic triangle.


Conceptual structure of the educational project "klimAZUBI"


Regarding the "natural" environment, this triangle includes (1) identification of consequences of climate change in the terrain, (2) the intensive analysis of individual processes in the laboratory, and (3) evaluation of the sustainability of adaptation measures and options using models and computer simulations. Regarding the “business” environment the triangle includes (1) recognizing branch - specific vulnerability, (2) intense analysis of the specific resilience of individual enterprises as a "test field", and (3) assessment of the sustainability of adaptation measures and options of action using the scenario technique as well as design thinking. These points comprise an integrative elaboration of regional climate impacts on natural resources such as soil, vegetation and water, interlinked with a branch- and company specific view of sustainable adaptation options regarding markets, production and distribution.

The focus lies on a problem analysis from the three perspectives of sustainable development. Instruments for the dissemination and permanent embeddedness of the educational modules are multiplier training courses and workshops for company instructors, the provision of module-specific method boxes as well as the integration of student teachers (peer teaching). 


Duration of the project: 4/2016 - 9/2018



This project is funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) (Funding code 03DAS084).


Project partners:  
   HeidelbergCement AG, Heidelberg/Leimen
  ABB Training Center (ATC) GmbH & Co. KG
  REWE Markt GmbH, Wiesloch
 IHK Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim


Project-related news (in German):

"klimAZUBI" Kickoff meeting am 28.04.2016

Dipl.-Geogr. Svenja Brockmüller auf Vernetzungstreffen "Anpassung an den Klimawandel" in Bonn

Auszubildende begegnen dem Klimawandel - Erfolgreicher Modulstart im Oktober 2016

rgeo-Team auf AK Klima in Bad Dürkheim

Klimafolgen konkret: klimAZUBI-Team erhält vertiefte Einblicke in Kooperationsunternehmen

klimAZUBI-Posterpräsentation auf Lernort Labor-Jahrestagung in Würzburg

klimAZUBI-Vertiefungsmodule erfolgreich gestartet

Umweltaktion der "REWE-klimAZUBIs" rund um die Heidelberger Neckarwiese

Prof. Dr. Alexander Siegmund auf Vernetzungstreffen 2017 "Förderung von Maßnahmen zur Anpassung an die Folgen des Klimawandels" in Bonn

dactylos-Magazin (Ausgabe Sommer 2017) der PH Heidelberg berichtet u.a. über klimAZUBI

Vortrag von S. Brockmüller & C. Lütke "Unternehmensanpassung an den Klimawandel" im Rahmen der NTG-Colloquiumsreihe der Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg

Magazin REWE Echo! berichtet über klimAZUBI-Projekt

Erfolgreiche Durchführung des klimAZUBI-Projekts mit zwei Auszubildendengruppen der HeidelbergCement AG

Dipl.-Geogr. Svenja Brockmüller und M.Sc. Christina Lütke auf Ausbilderseminar der IHK Rhein-Neckar

klimAZUBI-Posterpräsentation auf der 13. LernortLabor-Jahrestagung in Kiel 2018


klimAZUBI im UBA-Wettbewerb für den "Blauen Kompass" nominiert

klimAZUBI wird durch Umweltministerin Svenja Schulze mit der Auszeichnung "Blauer Kompass 2018" gekürt

Einladung zur öffentlichen klimAZUBI-Abschlusskonferenz am 20.09.2018 in Heidelberg

Multiplikatorenschulung und Übergabe des klimAZUBI Material- und Methodenkoffers an REWE

klimAZUBI-Abschlusskonferenz mit Kofferübergabe an die IHK Rhein-Neckar am 20.09.2018

klimAZUBI-Lernmodule zur Klimaanpassung werden im ABB Training Center Heidelberg verankert

Kofferübergabe mit Multiplikatorenschulung für Kooperationspartner HeidelbergCement

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