The Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the City of Rotterdam is based on a holistic approach by taking into account both the challenges and the opportunities for the city. The strategy gives insight in challenges and solutions on all scales: city, districts and buildings. In 2008, the City of Rotterdam ratified the Rotterdam Climate Proof (RCP) program. The aim of this program – which forms part of the Rotterdam Climate Initiative – is to start working towards a climate proof city and to create the maximum possible economic spin-off in the process. By implementing innovative measures the City of Rotterdam transforms to a sustainable city with a prosperous socio-economic, where people happily en healthy live, work and recreate.