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.



Wednesday, 13. September 2017 11:00 Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02:00)

RAMSES third training webinar

"Protecting public health from climate change and designing pathways towards more resilient cities"

With Maddalen Mendizabal, Tecnalia and James Creswick, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

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RAMSES Newsletter

Climate and Cities Conference 2017

19/09/2017 - 21/09/2017

The Cities and Climate Conference 2017 is the final conference of the RAMSES project and will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of infrastructure, planning, governance, economics of adaptation, risk management, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives

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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.



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.