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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    Re-Imagining Your Gardens & Streets Edinburgh - Community Engagement Pioneer Project

    Re-Imagining Your Gardens & Streets Edinburgh was a public engagement pioneer project which delivered a series of public engagement events in Granton, Edinburgh, involving the local community in a creative process to re-imagine their neighbourhoods for climate change adaptation.

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News & events

  • VIBES Awards 2018 seeks to celebrate climate ready business champions with new adaptation commendation

    The annual VIBES Awards celebrates Scottish businesses which are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment. This year a new commendation…

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  • New Climate Ready Business guide published

    Adaptation Scotland’s new Climate Ready Business guide includes practical examples of steps that businesses can take to increase resilience and adapt…

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  • Scotland's Climate Ready cities showcase at COP23

    This year's UNFCCC Council of Parties takes place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-17 November. Adaptation Scotland will be there to showcase the pioneering…

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