Adaptation on the SSN Conference programme
Adaptation Scotland hosted one of the break out sessions at the Sustainable Scotland Conference in Edinburgh on 7 November. The session included a preview of the new public sector guide "Five steps to managing your climate risks" which will be published in the New Year. The guide will help public bodies meet their statutory adaptation requirements and to be leaders in implementing the forthcoming Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.
Valuating green infrastructure
A new report from Natural England will help anyone wanting to value green infrastructure. The report provides descriptions of assessment tools and links to further information. It also points to the key gaps in the tools available and highlights areas for further work.
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Climate Ready Clyde on Parliament's agenda
Climate Ready Clyde and Adaptation Scotland manager Anna Beswick gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament's RACC committee on 30 October. Information about the very successful area based partnership to realise the vision for a climate ready Glasgow and the Clyde Valley was given to support the Committee's discussions on the draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.
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How to manage climate risk
Adaptation Scotland's Karen Miller's blog is for anyone needing to know where to start when wanting to manage climate risks.
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Read all about it!
The report from Scotland's Adaptation Conference is now up on our website.
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Responses to draft adaptation programme published
The Scottish Government received nearly 70 consultation responses from organisations and individuals to the draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme. The responses are now available on the Government's website.
Climate related risks are threatening Scara Brae
A draft management plan for the protection of World Heritage site Scara Brae describes climate-related coastal erosion as “a threat to the long-term survival” of the subterranean village.
Scottish children better connected to nature
A report from RSPB has found that Scottish children are better connected to nature than their peers in the rest of the UK. Children aged 8-12 from across the UK were given questionnaires designed to assess their enjoyment of nature, empathy for creatures, sense of oneness with nature, ability to recognise their place in the wider environment, and sense of responsibility for the environment.
Councils need to avoid their region becoming unattractive
Local and regional councils have a vital role to play not just in mitigating climate change but in ensuring that their region does not become unattractive to investors, argues one of UK's representatives on the EU Committee of the Regions.
Australian bush fires linked to climate change
There is a “clear link” between climate change and bush fires, with the resent New South Wales fires influenced by a rising frequency of hot, dry days. That is the conlusion in a report soon to be published by the Climate Council, an independent group of scientists and business people formerly funded by the Australian Government.
Good information key to limiting household flood damage
A report from EU's Science for Environment Policy has looked at how households along the German River Rhine appraise different measures to prevent flood damage. Good information about the effectiveness of the measure came out as the most important element for householders choices.