10th RAMSES newsletter

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Welcome to the tenth RAMSES Newsletter!

In this edition of the RAMSES eNewsletter, we would like to inform you about the upcoming 3rd RAMSES Webinar. 


3rd RAMSES Webinar

Understanding vulnerabilities, assessing economic gains and unlocking the transformative potential of climate adaptation in cities

24th November 2016, 11.00-13.00 Central European Time

Climate adaptation and resilience building are already a priority in many cities. While there is no doubt about the urgency of adapting to climate change, knowledge and resources are still needed to support its implementation. The RAMSES project’s aim is to produce science which can support local adaptation decision-making.

During the webinar, we will be sharing the research presented during the 3rd RAMSES Stakeholder Dialogue, which took place on the 4th October in Rome and the input resulting from the discussions during the day.

Specifically, the project researchers will present their work on crucial adaptation topics, such as:

  • Understanding climatic and socio-economic risks and vulnerabilities in cities: How can Europe-wide vulnerability assessments support cities in planning for adaptation action? What are the limits of such assessments and how can cities build upon this high-level information to tailor data to their local context? (Presentation by Newcastle University and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Research)  
  • Assessing the costs and the benefits of climate change and adaptationHow can the ‘cost methodology’ developed by the London School of Economics support cities in identifying the most effective climate change adaptation strategies? Can cities use it to understand more about their economic tissue and its vulnerability to climate change? (Presentation by the London School of Economics) 
  • Exploiting the transformative potential of climate adaptation and designing pathways to resilienceCan the multi-criteria analyses available provide cities with a clear methodology to validate and prioritise different adaptation actions and help create a clear pathway to urban resilience? (Presentation by Tecnalia) 

RAMSES audio-visual guidance tool "On Urban Resilience“

The RAMSES web tool http://on-urban-resilience.eu/, designed to help cities find information on climate change impacts and to explore their options for adapting to climate change and building city resilience, will be presented during the webinar.

Places are limited: please register now for the event by clicking here.

The webinar is free of charge!

In case you have questions, please contact alberto.terenzi@iclei.org.

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.