The RAMSES Transition Handbook is targeted to city stakeholders and support cities in defining their transition towards successful adaptation. The handbook provides guidelines and advice to local administrations in order to help their cities become more resilient and adapted to climate change.

The RAMSES Training Package complements the Transition Handbook by taking stock of existing toolkits to support adaptation management in cities and proposes worksheets and exercises that cities can use to progress on their adaptation endeavours. The worksheets are cross-referenced in the Transition Handbook so as to complement the information contained in it and to offer cities a clear path towards becoming more climate adaptive.

The Training Package is complemented by a slidedeck, available on the RAMSES website which summarises the most policy-relevant project findings to support cities in raising awareness on climate adaptation.


The Transition Handbook and Training Package was developed as part of RAMSES – 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.

Organisation: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Duration: 2012-2017

Funding: European Commission, 7th Framework Programme

Website: RAMSES Cities

Picture courtesy of: ICLEI Europe

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