|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||RAMSES FINAL Conference Cities and Climate Change - Potsdam, Germany|
Duration: 19 Sep 2017 → 21 Sep 2017
|Conference||RAMSES FINAL Conference Cities and Climate Change|
|Period||19/09/17 → 21/09/17|
|Other||Cities and Climate Conference 2017|
19-21 September 2017, Potsdam (Germany)
Cities are one major focal point of human culture, the global population further consolidates into cities and in parallel they are major emitters and therefore a relevant component of the global climate problem. While cities are characterised by an overwhelming complexity they are also threatened by climate impacts. Thus, it is a challenge to develop cities into entities, which consume fewer resources, emit less CO2 and pollution, be more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and be more sustainable in general.
However, there are potential synergies and conflicts in the objectives of mitigation, adaptation, and sustainability strategies. These are no more vivid than in urban areas, where they play out through land use, infrastructure systems, and the built environment.
This conference 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. Invited speakers will complement the conference program.
“Cities and Climate Conference 2017” is the final conference of the RAMSES project and open to submissions from all relevant fields. RAMSES stands for Reconciling Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainable Development for citiES. Science for cities in transition.
Reckien, D. (2017). Assessment of Local Climate Plans in Europe –State and progress of adaptation and mitigation planning across EU‐28 urban areas : powerpoint. s1-s16. RAMSES FINAL Conference Cities and Climate Change, Potsdam, Germany.