Join our Adaptation Learning Exchange
Applications are open for public sector organisations to enter our Adaptation Learning Exchange - a peer to peer mentoring programme running from June till December. The scheme will take the “Five Steps to Managing your Climate Risks” approach as it's starting point and offer practitioners a unique opportunity to share adaptation-related challenges and develop shared solutions. The aim is to increase individual and collective resilience of organisations in Scotland.

Focus will be on how to:
  • communicate adaptation and build the business case;
  • embed adaptation in existing organisational processes; and
  • overcome barriers and share experiences.
We are looking for organisations and individuals that are motivated to change their practices and take action. In return the scheme offers participants the very best scientific evidence and organisational best practice to get started.

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Be part of developing Climate Ready Clyde
Sniffer is seeking expressions of interest for consultancy support for the Climate Ready Clyde project.The objective of the contract is to elicit support and develop a governance mechanism for the Climate Ready Clyde Partnership.

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EU Mayors Adapt
The European Commission has launched EU Mayors Adapt as an initiative for local authorities to commit to making their communities and policies more climate resilient. Adaptations Scotland encourages Scottish Local Authorities to sign up to the network and use our 'Five Steps' guidance and mentoring programme.

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Scottish News

TAYPlan puts climate change first
The Strategic Development Planning Authority for Dundee, Angus, Perth and North Fife, TAYPLan, has climate change as the first main issue of eight in their report currently out for consultation. Briefing presentations are underway for Community Councils.

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Fife launches Climate Change Strategy
The Fife Environmental Partnership (FEP) has launched their ‘Climate Change Strategy 2014– 2020’.  The strategy aims to both reduce carbon emissions and promote adaptation to climate change.

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UK News

Climate change impacts on health in the UK
A new research partnership led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine aims to identify the effects of climate change on health and well being in the UK.

The projects will look at emerging health effects of large scale changes to our environment, and the policy changes and mitigation steps that may be needed

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The business sense of climate resilience farms

The Cotswold Conservation Board has worked with 200 farmers, landowners, foresters and food producers for two years to build the business case for climate resilient farms. The project has developed resilience plans for 70 farms and businesses.

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UK News
Surveying European user needs for climate projections
A new survey will assess users’ needs in Europe with regards to seasonal and decadal climate predictions, i.e. from a month up to 10 years into the future. The survey is aimed at European organisations whose activities and operations are susceptible to weather/climate events and impacts. it will span a range of sectors including energy, water, transport, tourism, health, insurance, emergency services, agriculture, and forestry.

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Funding for community based adaptation must increase
Delegates at the 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA8), have called for a radical shift in flows of finance to ensure the most vulnerable communities can adapt to climate change.

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Climate Adaptation for cities in developing countries
Adaptation and development support can reinforce each other according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Urban centres in developing countries often have to make difficult decisions on how much expenditure to allocate to development versus climate change adaptation. The report’s authors say a successful balance can be achieved with clear policy direction, committed and informed staff, knowledge, and of course money. It stresses the importance of quality health, housing and water drainage systems as adaptation measures.

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We have moved
Adaptation Scotland and the rest of the Sniffer team have moved to the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

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Events Diary
National parks and protected areas in the 21st Century
The John Muir Conference 2014
12-13 May
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Facing the Future symposium
12-14 May
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ARCC Network Assembly 2014
10-11 June
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8th Annual Environmental and Clean Technology Conference

26 June
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Adapting to Change: From Research to Decision-making
Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation

25-27 August,
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European Climate Change Adaptation 2015
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Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015
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