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Oldenburger Muensterland

Oldenburger Muensterland

The German pilot region “Oldenburger Muensterland” consists of the two counties Cloppenburg and Vechta and is located in the north-west of Germany, in the federal state Lower-Saxony. In contrast to many other rural areas in Germany, the Oldenburger Muensterland, consisting of 23 cities and municipalities still records a population increase. Due to a comparably high birth rate, the region is one of the youngest regions of Germany. The region also has natural diversity: wooded mountains, a bay-rich archipelago dam, extensive moor areas in the northern district of Vechta and the tranquil river landscape of the Hasetal are examples for this.

From an economic point of view the agriculture and food sector plays a major role in the region with well-connected production, distribution and processing centres. Almost 70% of the whole pilot region area are dedicated as agricultural area.

The rate of house owners is one of the highest in whole Germany. Thus, one focus within the TeRRIFICA-project in the German pilot region is the (re-)design of climate friendly gardens – taking climate mitigation as well as adaptation into account.


Great examples for climate-friendly garden design in the Oldenburger Muensterland identified

Read more 15 December, 2020 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Climate action right at your own front door – Launch of a competition looking for climate friendly gardens

Read more 1 August, 2020 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

State of the art of climate change adaptation and mitigation in Oldenburger Muensterland

Read more 15 December, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Panel discussion on “Oldenburger Münsterland for Future” at University of Vechta

Read more 27 November, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

2nd regional TeRRIFICA event: Collecting and discussing ideas for a joint climate culture change

Read more 30 October, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Regional Kick-Off event to engage with local stakeholders

Read more 29 March, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news

Climate Conference at the University of Vechta: Presentation of TeRRIFICA as a Good Practice Example

Read more 28 February, 2019 TeRRIFICA Pilot Regions news


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