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
Adaptation Learning Exchange for Organisations
A programme to support organisations with adaptation planningRead more
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.Read more
News & events
Launch of Scotland Adapts: A Capability Framework for a Climate Ready Public Sector
Launch of new public sector guidance on how the public sector can adapt to climate change
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