Glasgow wins bid to host European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017
Over 1000 delegates from across the world will come to the banks of the Clyde in 2017 for the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference, ready to share ideas on preparing for the climate challenges that lie ahead.
The winning bid to host the third ECCA conference was put together by a committee from research, policy and practice, with key representation from Adaptation Scotland. Hosting the conference will be a recognition of Scotland's partnership approach.
Join the 2015 Adaptation Learning Exchange introductory programme
Adaptation Scotland is inviting organisations to be involved in this year’s Adaptation Learning Exchange introductory programme. Running from June to December 2015, the programme is open to all public bodies and businesses in Scotland.
Participants will be supported by Adaptation Scotland to address common climate change planning challenges and explore opportunities as part of a peer support group.
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Lambhill Stables gets Climate Ready
Last year Adaptation Scotland began a project with the community of Lambhill Stables, Glasgow, to help the area become 'climate ready'. Other partners in the project included greenspace scotland, the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, and Glasgow City Council.
The project report looks at what the participants value about their local area and the adaptation actions that they can take, both on their own and with partners.
Adaptation Scotland hosts UK Administrations Adaptation Liaison Group
Adaptation Scotland hosted the inaugural meeting of the UK Administrations Adaptation Liaison Group. Representatives from the four UK nations came to Edinburgh to share lessons on building adaptation support services, and to exchange tools, resources and case studies.
With individual UK nations facing similar challenges as they progress on their own adaptation journeys, the Group will provide a key forum for sharing best practice, while creating opportunities for collaborative working.
Help us improve our service
Adaptation Scotland has been providing support and advice on climate change resilience since 2005. As we start our new programme (2015-18) we would like to know how well we are doing and how we can improve.
Please complete our short survey and help us strengthen climate change adaptation in Scotland. The anonymous survey will only take a few minutes and all responses will help us do a better job!
£1.9 million awarded to climate action projects
The Scottish Climate Challenge Fund, which provides financial support for community-based action on climate change, has announced the recipients of this year's grants. The £1.9 million award will be split between 26 local projects.
Scotland 2030 is a new online, video-based engagement tool to help the public see what life will be like in Scotland if we achieve our world-leading climate change targets.
Those benefiting include Adaptation Scotland partners Lambhill Stables in Glasgow, who will use their share of the money for a range of community projects.
A climate friendly life in 2030
Based on research published by ClimateXChange in January, Scotland 2030 follows a typical day in the life of a Scottish family, showing the difference between now and the future across topics such as: where our energy comes from; how we travel; and the food we eat. A Stakeholder Tool-kit is available to help use Scotland 2030 within your own organisation.
Climate change biggest threat to the British countryside, says National Trust
The National Trust's new ten year strategy has warned of the widespread impact of climate change on the British countryside. It aims to achieve a step-change in how we look after the countryside
The strategy commits the Trust to investing £1billion over the next decade in areas such as land management, and the adaptation of the historic buildings in its care.
weADAPT launch Adaptation Without Borders web-tool
The Stockholm Environment Institute's weADAPT programme has launched a new web-tool to help countries assess the challenges they may face due to climate change impacts in other parts of the globe.
Adaptation Without Borders focuses on the interdependencies between nations, the vulnerabilities these create, and ranks countries using an Index of Exposure.
Calculating the global cost of flooding: new mapping tool launched
The World Resources Institute has launched an interactive, online map to help estimate the economic, urban and demographic risks of river flooding.
The Aqueduct Global Flood Analyser can show risks at a country, basin or state level, and apply different future climate scenarios.