Adaptation Learning Exchange holds first workshop
Participants in our new peer-to-peer mentoring programme have met for the first of three workshops.

The theme of the first Adaptation Learning Exchange workshop was communicating adaptation and building the business case.
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A big year for adaptation
2013-14 was a year when climate change adaptation rose up political and organisational agenda across Scotland.

Read highlights of what we have achieved together with our many partners in our annual report.
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Scottish News
National Planning Framework 3 published
Scotland's National Planning Framework 3 sets out a long-term vision for development and investment across Scotland over the next 20 to 30 years to support the Government's Economic Strategy,

The Framework recognises the vital role that planning measures can play in ensuring that Scotland is resilient to the impacts of climate change
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Glasgow 2014 events are certified sustainable
Glasgow 2014 have achieved the international standard for Sustainable Events Management, ISO 20121.

It is the only international sporting event to achieve the accolade this year.
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Calling all wild life detectives
Download mobile phone apps from Scotland’s Environment web and play your part in monitoring wildlife ranging from birds to non-native fish species.

Collecting this information will help scientists monitor long term changes in Scotland’s Environment.
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UK News
Managing climate risks to well-being and the economy
A new Adaptation Sub Committee report from the Committee on Climate Change looks at the threats and opportunities from climate change, focusing on the risks to infrastructure, business and public health in England.

The report is also an update on previous analysis on flooding, and considers the current capacity in the emergency response system to handle climate extremes.
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Manchester case study for the impact of planting trees
New research shows that Greater Manchester, one of the most populous cities in the UK, could keep temperatures at or below present levels into the 2050s by increasing greenspace by only 10% despite a changing climate.

The data was generated by the University of Manchester and The Mersey Forest.
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UK News
Climate change affects all sectors in Canada
In a report released this week by Natural Resources Canada, researchers assert that the climatic changes Canada is experiencing are affecting the country’s natural environment, economic sectors, and the health of Canadians.

The report shows how understanding of climate change and adaptation has grown based on new research and real-world experiences.
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Events Diary
Adapting to Change: From Research to Decision-making
Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

25-27 August,
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Save the date:
European Climate Change Adaptation 2015
will take place in
Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015


2014 Call for LIFE Action Grants

The first call for action grants for the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action (2014-2020) is now open.

For further information, application forms and guidance documents
go directly to the call page.


An invitation to tender for research to support the
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment Evidence Report
is open until 18 July.

Full details on Contracts Finder
using code TCCC-CCRA01/14
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