The first training event of RAMSES project, on 15 February 2017 in Athens, was a great opportunity for PASSAGE project to network with other European projects on similar thematic objectives and policy areas.
What is RAMSES project?
RAMSES (Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES) is a research project funded under the European Seventh Framework Programme. It aims to deliver much needed quantified evidence of the impacts of climate change for cities and the costs and benefits of a wide range of adaptation measures.
Link with PASSAGE project
Mr. Petropoulos, from InnoPolis, one of the Greek partners of PASSAGE project, attended the RAMSES training event held on 15 February 2017 in Athens (Greece). The objective of this training event was to teach cities on how to use the RAMSES project's methodologies to support their local adaptation planning to climate change. Particularly, the cities learned how to:
- Calculate the impacts of climate change on public health and the costs connected to them, as well as identify adaptation measures to counteract them;
- Assess climate risks and vulnerabilities and draw impact chains that reveal not only direct but also indirect climate impacts;
- Select between different adaptation options, also in light of their cost efficiency;
- Elaborate a vision to a more climate resilient future.
At the occasion of this meeting, PASSAGE project was presented to RAMSES partners and to the representatives of the cities, to discuss the possibility of future cooperation and a common understanding between the network of cities (RAMSES) and the network of maritime border regions (PASSAGE) towards adaptation and mitigation of climate change.