Scottish climate change adaptation programme: progress report 2017

Third annual progress report on the Climate Ready Scotland: Scottish climate change adaptation programme.

Part 4: Next Steps

European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017

In June, Glasgow will host the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation ( ECCA) Conference, attracting around 1000 delegates from all over the world. Climate resilience is at the core of decisions shaping investment in Glasgow and transforming communities and it is this pioneering work that has helped win Glasgow the conference. The bid was supported by 46 organisations across Scotland and the UK. It will mark the first time that the conference has been held in the UK since its inauguration, with previous host cities including Hamburg and Copenhagen.

Climate Projections 2018

The UKCP18 Project is responsible for completing a major upgrade of the UK Climate Projections ( UKCP09) using the latest observations, climate models and information from the most recent Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC) assessment. Scotland is well represented on the UKCP18 User Group for Government Departments and Other Government Organisations and the non-Government User Group for UKCP18. The Scottish Government and its partners will continue to work with the project team to ensure the projections are best designed to meet Scotland's user needs.

Required Reporting for Public Bodies

Each year named public bodies are now required to report annually on compliance with their climate change duties, including adaptation. 2015-16 reports have been published by Local Authorities, Further and Higher Education, National Health Service and others (including transport partnerships, police and emergency services, National Parks, Scottish Water, SEPA and a range of other non-departmental public bodies). The reporting form captures information on the key emission sources and other governance, adaptation and sustainable procurement issues, including basic transport and business travel data.

Adaptation Scotland Programme

The Adaptation Scotland programme will continue to play a key role in supporting wider engagement to support delivery of Scottish Ministers' climate change adaptation objectives as set out in the SCCAP. The Adaptation Scotland Programme will continue to mainstream climate adaptation, delivering an embedded approach across public, private and community sectors and all Scottish Government portfolios, with the aim of achieving measured reductions in adaptation risks. Work on the next SCCAP due in 2019 will begin in advance of the fourth and final annual progress report on the 2014 SCCAP.


Email: Roddy Maclean

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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