Scotland’s first ever statutory Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme has been published. The aim of the document is to increase the resilience of Scotland’s people, environment and economy to the impacts of a changing climate.
Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, (above) announced the details of Climate Ready Scotland in a statement in Holyrood yesterday.
The Adaptation Programme addresses the key impacts identified for Scotland in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment:
- The natural environment – looking at risks identified for agriculture, biodiversity and ecosystem services, flooding and coastal erosion, forestry, marine and fisheries
- Buildings and infrastructure networks – looking at the risks to the built environment, energy, transport and water
- Society – the risks to health and wellbeing, emergency rescue services and businesses.