Scotland shows off action to tackle climate change

Published: 5 June 2017

The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference will attract towards 1000 delegates for four days of talks, workshops and excursions across research and practice.

One of the highlights of the conference will be an exhibition of inspirational case studies coming out of Scotland's pioneering partnership approach to climate change adaptation.

Scotland is taking a strategic approach to climate change adaptation across policy, practice and research. The work is founded on strong legislation and Government policy, alongside a solid commitment from society to work together to prepare for the impacts.

The Climate Ready Scotland showcase at ECCA 2017 presents example case studies on how this partnership is delivering across Scotland’s economy, society and environment.

Research across the natural environment, the built environment, infrastructure and health and well-being is contributing to a well-established adaptation research base in Scotland. The conference being hosted in Glasgow is testament to the close links between Scotland and partners in the United Kingdom, Europe and internationally, both on specific adaptation issues and on monitoring and evaluating adaptation actions.

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, will open the conference on Tuesday 6th June.

“Adapting to the effects of climate change is most successful when the public sector, businesses and communities work together. This kind of partnership working is crucial because responses often affect large geographical areas and can cost more than individual organisations can afford to fund.

“The ECCA conference is a valuable opportunity to put the spotlight on Scotland and how the Scottish Government and its partners are working together to respond to both the risks and opportunities of climate change.”

Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform 

For more information about the Climate Ready Scotland, please contact:

Anne Marte Bergseng

Source: ClimateXchange


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