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"Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities"

"Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for Cities"

Objective

"The RAMSES project will develop a rigorous, analytical framework for the implementation of adaptation strategies and measures in EU and international cities. It will develop a set of innovative methods and tools that will quantify the impacts of climate change and the costs and benefits of adaptation to climate change and thus provide the evidence to enable policy makers to design adaptation strategies. It integrates the assessment of impacts and costs to provide a much more coherent approach than currently exists. As major centres of population, economic importance, greenhouse gas emissions and infrastructure, RAMSES focuses on adaptation issues in cities. RAMSES will deliver: 1. A strategic frame for evidence-based adaptation decision-making. A pragmatic and standardised framework for decision making using comparable climate change impact assumptions, impact and adaptation costs while taking account of uncertainty. This will apply and combine smart and unconventional scientific methodologies. 2. Multi-level analysis–as local administrative units, cities will be used to develop adaptation (and more generally sustainable development) strategies from the bottom-up/top-down, that can be aggregated to consider costs at the national, EU and international levels. 3. Quantification of adaptation costs–a framework for assessment of full economic costs and benefits of adaptation (to date a woefully under-researched area). 4. Policy relevance and acceptance of adaptation measures–city case studies and stakeholder engagement will ensure the relevance of the framework for policy makers and ensure adaptation measures become better accepted by other stakeholders. The frameworks will be converted into a user-friendly guide for stakeholders who need to prioritize adaptation and mitigation decisions. This reduces costs and enhances understanding and acceptance of adaptation. The data will be fed into the European Clearinghouse Mechanism to increase transparency/stakeholder access."
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Coordinator

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Address

Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 693 590,56

Administrative Contact

Fanny Stahlberg (Ms.)

Participants (13)

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LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 430 731,83

UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 614 687,50

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 547 643,69

FONDATION INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET LES RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 24 659,70

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 473 955,50

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 448 378,34

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 252 180

T6 ECOSYSTEMS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 318 640

ICLEI EUROPEAN SECRETARIAT GMBH (ICLEI EUROPASEKRETARIAT GMBH)*

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 286 700

SENECA CONSULTANTS SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 298 529,54

CMF CLIMATE MEDIA FACTORY UG (HAFTUNGSBESCHRANKT) GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 291 962,50

INSTITUT VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 150 651,88

UNIVERSITE DE VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES.

France

EU Contribution

€ 367 688,96

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308497

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 533 459,88

  • EU contribution

    € 5 200 000

Coordinated by:

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany