Study shows failing to adapt to climate change could cost London £165m

The report D3.3: “Extension of detailed systems-based risk analysis” uses network analysis to assess the disruption caused by flooding in London to the labour force resulting from the reduction in performance of transport infrastructure, and thus the reduction in productive hours in business sectors supplied by that labour. The report finds that for a 1-in-200 years rainfall event, costs of disruption in terms of loss of production could amount to £165m without adaptation. Further analysis of a range of climate change scenarios and adaptation options will be reported in RAMSES D3.4.

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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.


Wednesday, 13. September 2017 11:00 Europe Summer Time (Berlin, GMT+02:00)

RAMSES third training webinar

"Protecting public health from climate change and designing pathways towards more resilient cities"

With Maddalen Mendizabal Zubeldia, Tecnalia and further speakers to be confirmed

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Climate and Cities Conference 2017

19/09/2017 - 21/09/2017

The Cities and Climate Conference 2017 is the final conference of the RAMSES project and will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of infrastructure, planning, governance, economics of adaptation, risk management, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives

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The Transition Handbook and the Training Package are two of the key tools produced by the RAMSES Project to support cities in their adaptation work.



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.