Propose a partnership project
Adaptation is an innovation and collaboration challenge. That's why Adaptation Scotland focuses on partnerships, knowledge sharing and co-learning. In 2016 the programme will provide funding and support for one new partnership project. It could be yours!
Visit our Adaptation Partnerships web page to download the Project Proposal Form and find out more about our current projects.
Last week we held two communication focused workshops for members of the Adaptation Learning Exchange. Both days were jointly run by Adaptation Scotland and Jamie Clarke from COIN (Communication Outreach and Information Network). The first day focused on understanding the values of those you are communicating with, and the second day involved developing and targeting an adaptation pitch and presenting to a panel.
Reports and materials from these workshops will be published in the coming months. For more information on values-based communication, see our communication guide
More info about the Adaptation Learning Exchange
New research on Scotland’s urban trees and climate change published
The report, Building Resilience in Scotland’s Urban Tree Populations, published by ClimateXChange, investigates the extent to which climate change resilience is being addressed as part of managing urban trees.
The research builds on a series of interviews with aboricultural and greenspace officers.
Adaptation actions improve water quality in Loch Leven
Tackling land management at both a local and catchment-wide scale has proved an effective response to the pressures of climate change on Loch Leven, a new study has found.
Loch Leven is a National Nature Reserve and experienced pressure from the diverse land uses and water demands surrounding it. By engaging directly with local land users and suggesting adaptation actions, pollution has been reduced, improving water quality and providing multiple benefits for both wildlife and loch users.
The research was jointly led by Scottish Natural Heritage and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Modern homes at higher risk of overheating
Researchers at Loughborough University have found that a large proportion of English homes are at risk of overheating even during a cool summer. Houses built after 1990, flats and those in London are particularly at risk.
The authors of the report So what? Modern English homes at risk of overheating points to the importance of adapting modern dwelling designs to reduce the risk of elevated temperatures, particularly given the strong trend of improved insulation standards in new homes.
Adaptation Sub-committee looking for Board members
The Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change sets the direction for adaptation matters including independent advice on preparing for climate change.
The Sub-Committee is now looking for two new members to join the Board of experts from the fields of climate change, science and economics.
Science Communications and Knowledge Transfer Manager, UKCIP
UKCIP are recruiting for a post to deliver the communications strategy for the ARCC network and synthese research outputs using a wide range of formats and approaches to help make information accessible to decision-makers in a way that can be incorporated into policy and practice.
Based in Oxford
Urgent action needed to prevent global food shortages due to climate change
Extreme weather events linked to climate change pose significant risks to global agriculture and food production warns a new report by the UK-US Taskforce on Extreme Weather and Global Food System Resilience.
Increased frequency and severity of droughts, heatwaves, flooding and other extreme weather events are likely to cause food price hikes and disruption to global food supplies, the report argues. Strains on the global food system will be compounded by a rising population. Recommendations to meet these risks include improving the functioning of international markets and adapting agriculture for a changing climate.
Last chance to join the Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities network
Applications are now open to join the final cohort of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities. Established in 2013, the Resilient Cities network aims to help urban centres around the world become more resilient to the challenges of the 21st Century, including climate change.
Successful applicants are given funding to employ a Chief Resilience Officer and benefit from access to expert advice from other members of the network. Over the first two years, sixty seven cities – including Glasgow – have secured a place in the network. The deadline for applications closes on 24 November 2015.