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Start an adaptation conversation with Climate Ready Places downloadable resources
Launched last year as a web-based resource, Climate Ready Places is an exciting way to start conversations about adaptation. Colourful illustrations of six typical Scottish ‘places’ show the improvements we can make to help people's lives be healthier, safer and more resilient. The resources are now also available to download.

The printable posters versions are accompanied by information sheets to explain the benefits of adaptation action and are a great way to introduce adaptation to audiences of all ages.
Downloadable resources
Climate Ready Places Website

Adaptation Scotland at the Adaptation Futures Conference this week
The 2016 Adaptation Futures Conference kicked off this week in Rotterdam and Anna Beswick, Adaptation Scotland's Programme Manager, is there to fly the flag for Scotland. 

In her last official appearance as Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Christiana Figueres opened the four day conference with a rousing speech reminding delegates to think of the lives of people behind the statistics who depend on climate action. The whole event can be followed live via the Adaptation Futures Twitter account @confAF2016

 
Scottish News
Ideas fund available for greenspace and green infrastructure projects in Central Scotland
Now in its fourth year, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Ideas Fund awards up to £5,000 to support the development of pioneering greenspace and green infrastructure projects. Eligible applicants include all CSGN stakeholders and partners, local authorities, academic institutions, NGOs, professional, private and community interests. The deadline for applications is 6 June 2012.

Adapting greenspace for our changing climate and using green infrastructure in our urban areas is key to making Scotland Climate Ready. Why not use our Climate Ready Places resource (above) to see what improvements to greenspace you could make in your area.
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CCC seeks new Chair for Adaptation Sub-Committee
The Committee on Climate Change is seeking a new Chair to lead the work of its Adaptation Sub-Committee (ASC) from 1 February 2017. The ASC delivers advice on the Government’s approach to climate change adaptation through independent scrutiny of the UK’s National Adaptation Programme; provides recommendations to the UK Government and Devolved Administrations on its assessment of risks and opportunities from climate change; and provides specific advice, analysis, information or other assistance on issues relating to adaptation.

The new Chair will succeed Lord Krebs who has led the six-member Adaptation Sub-Committee since May 2009. Lord Krebs served a full five-year term, which was extended for a further two years in 2014.
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International News
C40 Group publishes 100 successful climate action case studies
The C40 Cities Climate Change Leadership Group has published 100 new case studies of successful climate action, ahead of this year’s Adaptation Futures conference. The case studies are included in a set of eleven Good Practice Guides and cover topics from Adaptation in Delta Cities to Cooling Cities and District Energy.

Taking lessons from cities of every size, geography and stage of development around the world, the Good Practice Guides provide tangible examples of climate solutions that other cities can learn from.
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Adaptation challenges have reached the boardroom, says new report on EU private companies
Ninety nine percent of EU based private companies are assigning board level responsibility to adaptation to climate change, according to a new study by CDP. Based on data from European companies which collectively represent sixty three percent of EU market capitalisation, Action Towards a Low Carbon Economy explains the physical risks companies are most worried about are storms and droughts.

Other challenges highlighted by the companies included indirect pressures, such as disruption to supply chains, changing regulations and uncertainty about future regulation.
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Events Diary
International Best Practice on Climate Change Adaptation
Lecture and discussion with Rohan Hamden
Open to all
10:00-12:00, 19 May
ECCI, Edinburgh

Facing the Future Conference: Realising Resilience
30 May - 1 June
Aberdeen
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World Towns Leadership Summit
June 15-16
Edinburgh
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Sustainable Earth 2016
23-24 June
Plymouth University
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Can we deliver more for less?
Policy and Delivering Efficiencies for Flood Risk Management
28 June
London
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Resilient Cities 2016
7th Global forum on urban resilience & adaptation
6-8 July
Bonn, Germany
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Next steps for UK climate change adaptation:
Developing the 2017 Climate Change Risk Assessment
13 Sept
London
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European Environment Evaluators Network Forum:
Evaluation for better regulation in environment and climate policies
15-16 Sept
Copenhagen, Denmark
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