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.
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…
Scotland’s climate is already changing. Over the last century temperatures have increased, sea levels have risen and rainfall patterns have changed, with…
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…
Climate Ready Places
Explore how to make your place climate readyRead more
Aberdeen Adapts - engaging communities through cultural practice
Engaging with communities on climate change adaptation through the lens of art.Read more
Raising awareness of adaptation with Residential Business Services at the University of St Andrews
The Residential and Business Services department at the University of St Andrews have undertaken a climate impact assessment to identify the threats and opportunities of a changing climate to their operations.Read more
News & events
Updated UK Climate Projections Launched
New climate projections will help improve work on adaptation in Scotland
Recognising Adaptation at the VIBES Awards
The Climate Change Adaptation Award showcased the excellent work already underway to manage climate risks and help society adapt to a changing climate
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…