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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    Community Climate Adaptation Routemap

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    Climate Hazards & Resilience in the Workplace

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    Public Sector Climate Adaptation Network

    The Public Sector Climate Adaptation Network (formerly Benchmarking Working Group) is comprised of public bodies who work together to benchmark their progress against the Adaptation Capability Framework and identify and share learning on climate change adaptation.

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News & events

  • Scottish National Adaptation Plan public consultation

    Adaptation Scotland is supporting the Scottish Government to deliver workshops to gather feedback and input on SNAP3 from a variety of communities,…

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  • Supporting public sector collaboration for adaptation

    We were delighted to be joined by over 70 participants for the Adaptation Scotland’s Public Sector Climate Adaptation Network at our recent gathering.…

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  • Scottish National Adaptation Plan workshops

    A series of workshops are being held across Scotland to discuss climate change impacts and how the draft Scottish National Adaptation Plan 2024-2029…

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