BC3. Basque centre for climate change – Klima aldaketa ikergai


Climate Resilient Cities and Infrastructures Resin

With most of its population and capital goods concentrated in urban areas, cities are key to the European economy. One of the major challenges cities face are more frequent extreme weather events due to climate change. The current diversity of approaches and methods available for cities developing an adaptation strategy limits the comparability between cities of vulnerabilities, adaptation options, infrastructures, etc., and, as a result, the resilience capability. The lack of standardized information to prioritize and select appropriate adaptation options restricts the exchange of experiences between cities. 

The objective of RESIN is to provide standardised methodologies for vulnerability assessments, performance evaluations of adaptation measures, and for decision support tools supporting the development of robust adaptation strategies tailored to the city. To this end, RESIN aims to create a common unifying framework that allows comparing strategies, results and identification of best practices by:

  • Creating an urban typology that characterises European cities based on different socio-economic and biophysical variables 
  • Delivering standardised methods for assessing climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, and risks; providing an inventory of adaptation measures and developing standardised methods to assess the performance of such adaptation measures 
  • Collaborating closely with 4 ‘case cities’ for practical applicability and reproducibility, and with European Standardisation organisations to ensure a systematic (standardised) implementation 
  • Integrating findings in a coherent framework for the decision making process, with associated methods, tools and datasets 

The consortium consists of 17 partners from 8 different European countries, experienced in urban resilience and climate change, and combining theory (knowledge institutes/universities) with practice (cities, consultancies, network organisation, standardisation institute).

Start date: May 2015

End date: October 2018

Call: Horizon 2020- H2020-DRS-9-2014

Partners in RESIN:

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (coordinator)

Fraunhofer IAIS 


ICLEI Europe 

Standardisation Institute of the Netherlands (NEN) 

Arcadis Nederland 

ITTI Sp. z o.o. 

Siemens Österreich 

Siemens Deutschland


The University of Manchester 

Comenius University of Bratislava 

Basque Centre for Climate Change 

School of Engineering of the City of Paris (EIVP) 

Greater Manchester 

City of Bratislava 

City of Bilbao

Key people involved in BC3:

Ibon Galarraga
Anil Markandya
Marta Olazabal
Sebastien Foudi
Ambika Markanday

 Resin website: http://www.resin-cities.eu/home/

 Flag yellow low This project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovations programme under grant agreement Nº 653522

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