Scientific policy advice
It belongs to the responsibilities of the IBG 3: Agrosphere to translate research findings into management options that can be used by political organizations and decision makers to address pressing societal challenges. This is particularly important in areas where strong changes or rapid technological developments pose questions about consequences for society and environment.
Selection of Policy Advice Activities of IBG 3: Agropshere
Advising federal states about implementation of Water Framework Directive
Our modelling tools contribute to solving the most important issues of European water policies in the German federal states. More.
Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS)
Researchers from IBG 3 contributed to the first complete assessment of the impact of climate change on Germany, which will have a strong impact on national climate policy in the coming decade. More.
Climate-KIC: Driving innovation in climate change
We are actively involved in the public-private innovation partnership Climate-KIC in order to come up with technical and policy solution to address climate change. More.
We participate in the research network NRW-Agrar, which aims to intensify collaboration between key research partners in the agricultural sector within North Rhine-Westphalia. The strategy platform of NRW-Agrar is jointly coordinated by the federal Ministry of Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of North Rhine Westphalia and the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of North Rhine Westphalia and serves as a platform to discuss current challenges in science and agricultural policy. More.
Nordrhein-Westfälische Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste
Prof. Harry Vereecken is a regular member of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy
of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, which advises the federal government in matters of science and art funding. More.
EU Mission Soil Deal for Europe
Prof. Harry Vereecken is one of the 15 elected European soil experts to represent the European Union Mission Board and advise on the EU Mission Soil Deal for Europe. EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver tangible results by 2030.
The Mission Soil supports the creation of 100 living labs (places for on-the-ground experiments) and lighthouses (sites for showcasing good practices) that lead the transition towards healthy soils in rural and urban areas by 2030. The Mission Soil also carries out an ambitious research and innovation programme, advances soil monitoring in the EU, and increases the public’s participation for soil protection and restoration. Since its launch in 2021, over 300 million euros have been dedicated to its research agenda. More