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."



Increase in health problems in Mediterranean cities expected due to climate change

For Mediterranean cities, major problems detected by the system analysis carried out as part of RAMSES are an expected increase in health problems and decrease of human comfort (due to the expected increase of thermal impact and air pollution), the decrease of security due to expected increase of sea level rise, and problems with access to services due to the expected increase of droughts.

More details can be found in the report "Factors of transition and their dynamics".

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.



Rome, Italy

RAMSES 3rd Stakeholder Dialogue

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


RAMSES Newsletter


The 1st RAMSES Policy brief summarises the most relevant findings of the project so far drawing high-level policy recommendations from them




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.