BREsilient - Climate Resilient City of The Future Bremen

Project team

Dr. Torsten Grothmann

Theresa Michel, M. Ed., M. A.


Management Chair

Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner


Birgit Schelenz

+49 441 798-4384  

BREsilient - Climate Resilient City of The Future Bremen

Project Description

Object of Research

In many ways, Bremen is affected by the consequences of climate change. To meet these challenges, a strategy on climate adaptation and resilience is developed at the municipal and federal level. The BREsilient project puts on this adaptation strategy and supports on the one hand a cost-benefit-oriented prioritisation of the formulated adaptation measures. On the other hand, long-term oriented adaptation measures for the cluster Marine Economy / Logistics under consideration of indirect effects of climate change are developed as much as concrete measures for flood prevention in two selected quarters in Bremen including the participation of the local actors.

Three concrete goals are pursued with the BREsilient project: (1) Supporting the prioritisation of adaptation measures, especially on the basis von patricipation orientated cost-benefit-analysis and intersectoral coordination processes within the political-administrative system, (2) preparation of the implementation of concrete adaptation measures in pilot projects in Bremen with participation orientated field tests, (3) implementation of theoretically-methodologically funded coordination and participation processes with decision-makers, stakeholders and citizens.

Method / Approach

Using the methodology of ‚Reallabore‘ (field tests), the concretion and prioritisation of adaptation measures are carried out on the different systematic levels of the municipality.

Project Duration

November 2017 - October 2020


The project is supported by the Federal Ministery of Education and Research with a funding volume of 2.2 Mio. Euro.  


  • Senator for environment, construction and transportation of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
  • Institute for Ecological Economy Research
  • Carl von Ossietzky-University Oldenburg
  • Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Bremen
(Changed: 27 Sep 2022)