The “Joint Laboratory on Urban Climate, Water and Air Pollution: Modeling, Planning, Monitoring, Social Learning” (Klimapolis Laboratory) is a long-term cooperation between German and Brazilian partners that was established in 2018 through an agreement between the Max Planck Institute of Meteorology (MPI-M) and the Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo (IAG / USP). The activities of the Klimapolis Laboratory are financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a period of five years (2017 to 2022).

The Klimapolis Laboratory is developing a joint Brazilian German transdisciplinary research program that, through sustained dialogues with different stakeholders, environmental literacy and social learning, will contribute to the development of environmentally resilient cities in Brazil. The Laboratory will have special focus on the relation between climate, water and air pollution and societal actors, and will co-design with city officials and other urban actors approaches towards the development of sustained cities and improved governance structures.

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