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."



British Isles at risk of increasing river flooding

A recent study has found that the British Isles are at risk of increasing river flooding as a result of climate change. The RAMSES “High level quantified assessment of key vulnerabilities and priority risks for urban areas in the EU” tested theoretical low, medium and high-impact scenarios, and in all cases, found increases in flood risk in the British Isles. 43% of cities showed an increase in flood risk in a low impact scenario. In a medium impact scenario every city saw an increase of at least 16%, and in the high scenario the increase is of 27%.

The study also found that Northern Portugal, Northwest Spain and Norway will also face river flooding in years to come. Trondheim and Kristiansand, the two Norwegian cities considered, show increases in all scenarios and a large increase in the high impact scenario More information can be found in the report, "High level quantified assessment of key vulnerabilities and priority risks for urban areas in the EU".


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.


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RAMSES Project 2nd Training Event

The second RAMSES training event will take place in Bonn, Germany from 12:00 on 3rd April to 17:00 on 4th April 2017.  


Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities

The fourth Open European Day at Bonn Resilient Cities will bring together cities and key adaptation actors from different organizations.

The 2nd RAMSES Policy brief summarises the key findings of the project, highlights their implications for adaptation strategies and measures, and points to research that could facilitate enhanced adaptation decision-making



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.