SCCIP News
New template for business adaptation plans
Using a new climate risk management template can improve business efficiency and reduce the risk to customers and staff from severe weather and climate change.  
The template from Adaptation Scotland helps businesses analyse how climate change is affecting them and what actions they can take to increase resilience, enhance efficiency, add value and save money. Users explore ways to manage their risks by reducing threats and capitalising on opportunities.
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Council leader launches vision for a Climate Ready Clyde
Adaptation Scotland’s highly successful Climate Ready Clyde project received a further boost last month at the Base Glasgow conference. Leader of Glasgow City Council, Cllr Gordon Matheson, announced the Council’s commitment to supporting the vision of a Climate Ready Clyde and told delegates that the project is key to the Council’s drive to make Glasgow one of Europe’s more sustainable cities within the next 20 years.
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Inspirational case studies
We have published a set of new case studies ranging from business adaptation to natural flood management. Each case study has practical information and contacts.
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Scottish News
New climate change portal
The Sustainable Scotland Network have launched a new public sector climate change portal. The portal signposts to resources on both reducing carbon emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change.
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Scottish Forum on Natural Capital
A new Scottish Forum on Natural Capital that will bring together public, private and voluntary sector organisations has been launched. The Forum will work to protect and rebuild Scotland’s natural capital by enabling businesses and policy makers to make informed decisions about their impact on the environment.
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UK News

Climate change can increase river flooding
River flooding is likely to increase in many parts of the world as climate change intensifies heavy rainfall, according to a new study. The Met Office study is the first to use both climate models and river flow simulations from multiple hydrological models to look at global-scale changes in flood hazard under climate change.
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New biodiversity indicator cards

Defra has published a 'UK Biodiversity Indicators in your Pocket 2013'. The indicators report on UK progress against internationally agreed targets on biodiversity.
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Assessing and managing climate risks in supply chains
A new guide from the Environment Agency will help businesses to consider worldwide climate risks in their supply chains. The report has case studies and also specific advice for smaller businesses.
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New Marine Climate Change Impacts Report Card
The 2013 MCCIP Report Card provides the very latest updates on our understanding of how climate change is affecting UK seas. Over 150 scientists from more than 50 leading science organisations contributed to a report card covering a wide range of topics.
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UK News
Peecycling for green roofs in Amsterdam
Amsterdam's water utility, Waternet, has set up a demonstration project to collect urine to fertilize green roofs. If the city is able to collect urine from 1 million people, it could produce 1,000 tons of fertilizer annually.
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2014 set to be one of the warmest years on record
The global average temperature in 2014 is expected to be between 0.43 °C and 0.71 °C above the long-term (1961-1990) average of 14.0 °C, with a best estimate of 0.57 °C, according to the Met Office annual global temperature forecast.
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Events Diary
Sniffer's Flood Risk Management Conference 2014
4-5 February
Edinburgh
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