- Learn about the Climate
Change (Scotland) Act 2009
which places climate change duties on Public Bodies
Duties to support implementation of the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation
Programme (SCCAP) and report progress annually.
Review the adaptation section of
the progress reports submitted by your organisation to find out about any
existing adaptation work.
are available on the Sustainable Scotland Network website.
- Review the Legislation
and International Agreement
section of the Adaptation
Scotland website for an overview of Adaptation legislation and policy drivers. Consider
other legislative and policy drivers, in addition to the SCCAP, that will
influence your organisation’s work, for example Civil Contingencies Act (2004),
Flood Risk Management Act (2009) or the Land Use Strategy.
- Identify work that is already occurring within your organisation
to progress adaptation or build capacity to adapt. These activities may not be
formerly called or recognised as adaptation.
the on-going activities, plans or policies within various different services or
departments of your organisation and consider how they may support climate
adaptation. For example your housing department or asset management team may be
considering climate adaptation in the form of ensuring buildings are able to
deal with flooding, resist severe storms and cope with overheating.
1 in the Starter Pack ‘Adaptation Activity on-going in your organisation’ lists a range of
services/ departments that are commonly found in public sector organisations
and gives examples of adaptation links for each
Stater Pack - Template 1 ‘Adaptation Activity on-going in your organisation’