Welcome to Adaptation Scotland

At Adaptation Scotland, we provide advice and support to help Scotland be prepared and resilient to the effects of climate change.

We help public sector, businesses and communities to understand what climate change will mean across Scotland, and identify the best way for them to plan for the impact – taking the opportunities and preparing for the risks.

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Your sector

To get started it can be useful to see how climate change is affecting your sector and what the main drivers are for adaptation.

What is adaptation?

When our climate changes we need to make adjustments. This could be making changes to our buildings so they keep cool during hotter summers or are less at risk of being…

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Why adapt?

Scotland’s climate is already changing. Over the last century temperatures have increased, sea levels have risen and rainfall patterns have changed, with…

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How to adapt

Adaptation is a process of on-going adjustments in response to climate and non-climate drivers. Many adaptation toolkits and guides have been developed…

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Get involved

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    Adaptation Learning Exchange for Organisations

    A programme to support organisations with adaptation planning

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    Adaptation Learning Exchange for Community Engagement

    Working together to create climate ready, fair and healthy communities

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    Aberdeen Adapts – an adaptation strategy for Aberdeen

    The views of young people, businesses and organisations will all help to shape an inspiring adaptation strategy for Aberdeen.

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News & events

  • More progress on Edinburgh Adapts as students present Community Food Hubs report to MSPs at Scottish Parliament

    MSc students from the University of Edinburgh's Participation in Policy & Planning course have presented the results of scoping study on community…

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  • ECCA 2017 - The Final Countdown

    With only 5 weeks to go to the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow, we've prepared a summary of Adaptation Scotland's activities…

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  • Resources from our latest Adaptation Learning Exchange Event are now available

    Presentations are now available from our latest Exchange Event which took place on 23 March in Edinburgh.

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