The project Extreme Events and Environments from climate to Society (E3S) is one of the eight newly launched Future Earth initiatives to support global sustainable development. The E3S project is scientifically coordinated and managed by MPI-BGC.

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  • Which are the most relevant metrics for climate extreme impacts on ecosystems and societies?
  • How do social and natural systems interact at different time-scales?
  • Which system properties yield resistance and resilience to extreme conditions?