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Phenomena and processes of global change take place and have to be investigated at all spatial scales, from local to global. However, it is primarily at the regional and local scales that political and technical measures and action can and must be taken in order to avoid critical developments and to reduce negative or undesired effects for the environment and society. Therefore, stronger research efforts are needed at these scales where the most important sources and drivers of global change are located.