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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    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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    Edinburgh Adapts - identifying adaptation actions for the capital

    Helping Edinburgh meet the challenges of a changing climate

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News & events

  • Reflections from the #FRM2017 conference

    From captains and castles to the future of 2050 - this article offers some of the highlights of this years Flood Risk Management conference.

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  • Adaptation Action Plan and Vision launched for Edinburgh

    Adaptation Scotland has supported the Edinburgh Adapts project in creating a city-wide adaptation action plan and vision. The plan contains over 100…

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  • Read our new impact report

    The current Adaptation Scotland programme has been running since January 2015. In this new report we look back at the progress made over these 18…

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