UK Climate Change Committee to hand out new ‘report card’ on Scot-Govt

committee-on-climate-changeThe Committee on Climate Change is due to deliver its ‘report-card’ on 27 Sept 2016 on how well the Scottish government is preparing for the impacts of climate change.

The report, from CCC’s Adaptation Sub-Committee is the first independent assessment of the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme, which was published in 2014.

Lord Krebs, convenor of the adaptation sub-committee, is due to appear in front of the Parliamentary ECCLR committee at Holyrood.

A CCC spokesman explained: “We’ve reviewed Scotland’s progress on reducing vulnerability to climate impacts, including:

  • “The resilience of Scotland’s natural environment to climate impacts (including agriculture, fisheries and forestry, species, ecosystems and the marine food chain, amongst other areas);
  • “Current plans to increase the resilience of buildings and infrastructure to climate change impacts, including a review of flood protection for communities and resilience of Scotland’s infrastructure networks during periods of extreme weather (amongst other things), and:
  • “Society: This includes an assessment of plans to manage risks from extreme weather (especially hot/cold weather) to people and impacts on the health and social care system in Scotland.”

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