Name of the project
RAMSES stands for Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES
Main aim of the project
The main aim of this research project is 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.The project will focus on climate impacts and adaptation strategies pertinent to urban areas due to their high social and economic importance.
RAMSES in a nutshell: presentation
General concept of the project
The overall concept of RAMSES is illustrated by the figure below:
Urban characteristics and their inter-linkages are identified and used to provide the local context for the assessment. In an integrated top-down and bottom-up approach risks vulnerabilities and damages from climate change are quantified. Associated costs and benefits of adaptation are then estimated to support the design of sustainable transition strategies in urban areas.
Ultimately, RAMSES will provide the evidence basis that leads to reduced adaptation costs as well as better understanding and acceptance of adaptation measures in cities.
RAMSES is a European Integrated Project, co-financed by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Programme in the call „ENV.2012.6.1-3 Strategies, costs and impacts of adaptation to climate change“. It has started on 1 October 2012 and will run until 30 September 2017.