Community Climate Adaptation Routemap

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Date added: 16/03/2023

A practical guide for communities to adapt to climate change

Following many fruitful months of research, collaboration and engagement, in March 2023 Adaptation Scotland and partners launched the Community Climate Adaptation Routemap, a practical guide for communities to adapt to climate change.

Whatever kind of community you are, there are things you can do to build resilience and prepare for climate change and at the same time make your place healthier, safer and more comfortable to live in for humans and other creatures alike. This Routemap is valuable for anyone who would like to:

  • Understand and address climate change impacts within your community now and in the future
  • Explore what actions you can take to build resilience and adapt while addressing other important issues for you community
  • Invest in your community and protect against future costs and learn about what funding and support is available

The Routemap is split into three distinctive stages to launch then drive climate resilience in local areas: ‘getting started’, ‘understanding climate change in your community’, and ‘taking action’. In each you will find helpful advice and links to support every step.

The first page summarises the ‘taking action’ stage and can be used separately from the rest of the document – at a meeting, workshop, community consultation or other engagement event you’re running to discuss climate change impacts and adaptation in your community.

Adaptation Scotland produced the Routemap in collaboration with Highlands and Islands Climate Hub , the Development Trusts Association Scotland ( DTAS), North East Scotland Climate Action Network ( NESCAN Hub), and the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network ( SCCAN) alongside contributions from ReadyScot, Sustrans, Architecture & Design Scotland, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations ( SCVO) and others. Climate Adaptation Route Map

You can download the interactive Routemap via the links below. Use the digital file if you are planning to view it on your screen, or the A4-at-home-print-ready version if you are printing a paper copy. Let us know how we can support you in carrying out different elements of the Routemap!

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CLIMAT2.PDF(PDF format - 14,883.22 KB)

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