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Climate change to cost Antwerp citizens 25% more in energy bills
Costs for cooling to counteract rising temperatures will increase dramatically in the future. The RAMSES study showed that over a 100-year period, a non-climate-adapted building in Antwerp would demand 25% more energy, with energy needs increasing from 6200 kWh to 7800 kWh.
More details can be found in the report "Economic costs of climate change in European cities".
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