Public sector organisations play an important role in adapting to a changing climate. As providers of a range of local services, they will be impacted by changes in temperature, extreme weather and heavy rainfall. This will have a range of consequences on service delivery by creating new demands on, for example, the maintenance of buildings, emergency response services and longer term health issues.
The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires Public Bodies to help deliver the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP). Part of this delivery involves organisations completing their Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Report on an annual basis. Reporting is now mandatory and the reports must be submitted by 30 November 2016.
Use our tools and resources for the public sector to explore how you can strengthen your organisation's adaptation efforts.
Adaptation Learning Exchange for Organisations
Introduction to climate change adaptation for the public sector
Senior Management Briefing Template
TAYplan: adaptation workshops for planners
Five steps to managing your climate risks
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