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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    Engaging with the community on adaptation through cultural practice

    Adaptation Scotland teamed up with Creative Carbon Scotland, Aberdeen City Council, Robert Gordon University and four creative practitioners to deliver a min-arts festival focused on involving communities in the story of our changing climate. This project aimed to explore the benefits of using creative activities to stimulate new discussions on climate change, reach out to new audiences and discover new skills.

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    Capability Framework for a Climate Ready Public Sector

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News & events

  • Creativity and climate change webinar

    In the context of climate and ecological emergency we can no longer continue with the business as usual. Creativity and art have a great role to play…

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  • ​Biomatrix win Adapting Scotland prize at 2019 VIBES Awards

    We were delighted once more to be presenting the prize for businesses taking a proactive approach to developing products and services that help us…

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  • New guide to help manage climate change risk to historic sites

    Adaptation Scotland worked with partners from across the historic environment sector and beyond to published a new guide on adapting Scotland’s…

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