Climate change and land use change are two major driving forces of global change but are rarely considered jointly. Their synergistic impacts have large impacts on humans and environment. This research looks at the needs that arise from these impacts, assesses whether current climate funding is in line with those needs, proposes a framework for improved investment decision-making, and provides a case study of a landscape in West-Africa. There will be a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, a region where land use change is common, climate change impacts are expected to high, and for which insufficient funding is available.
We provide a disciplinary and multidisciplinary research programme aimed at advanced understanding of environmental problems and advanced training of PhD candidates in this field.