Ban Ki Moon
Secretary General of the United Nations

"The road to sustainability runs through the world’s towns and cities. By building sustainable towns and cities, you will build global sustainability."



Antwerp study shows comfortable temperatures make citizens and workers healthier and more productive

The report “D8.3: Transition Reports for the selected case studies” applied the RAMSES transition model to the city of Antwerp to select the best pathways alternatives. The transition model has five general steps: (1) define objectives; (2) pre-identify an adaptation options list, (3) develop adaptation pathway alternatives, (4) recommend an adaptation pathway, (5) and implement the recommended pathway and monitor. The report analysed the heat effect in health and work productivity in Antwerp. It found that indoor thermal comfort and outdoor thermal comfort are critical elements for heat-health impact analysis, as they strongly influence the work productivity and health problems in exposed populations.

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Project at a glance:

RAMSES is a European research project which aims to deliver much needed quantified evidence of the impacts of climate change and the costs and benefits of a wide range of adaptation measures, focusing on cities.

RAMSES will engage with stakeholders to ensure this information is policy relevant and ultimately enables the design and implementation of adaptation strategies in the EU and beyond.


RAMSES Newsletter

Policy brief no. 3

The third and final RAMSES policy brief presents the latest project findings and results.


The Transition Handbook and the Training Package are two of the key tools produced by the RAMSES Project to support cities in their adaptation work.



Climate and Cities Conference 2017

The Cities and Climate Conference 2017 took place from 19-21 September 2017 at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
presenting the main outcomes of the project and fostering further exchange with approx. 200 scientists and stakeholders.

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Europe The work leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under Grant Agreement No. 308497
Project RAMSES - Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities.