Climate Ready Scotland: Second Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme 2019-2024

24 September 2019

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Following a previously reported consultation, the Scottish Government has published its five year programme for climate change adaptation, which sets out policies, proposals and research to prepare Scotland's communities, businesses and natural environment for the challenges that will be faced as the climate continues to change in the decades ahead.

There are seven outcomes in the programme, each split into sub-outcomes which act as building blocks: 

  • Outcome 1: Our communities are inclusive, empowered, resilient and safe in response to the changing climate. 
  • Outcome 2: The people in Scotland who are most vulnerable to climate change are able to adapt and climate justice is embedded in climate change adaptation policy. 
  • Outcome 3: Our inclusive and sustainable economy is flexible, adaptable and responsive to the changing climate. 
  • Outcome 4: Our society’s supporting systems are resilient to climate change. 
  • Outcome 5: Our natural environment is valued, enjoyed, protected and enhanced and has increased resilience to climate change. 
  • Outcome 6: Our coastal and marine environment is valued, enjoyed, protected and enhanced and has increased resilience to climate change. 
  • Outcome 7: Our international networks are adaptable to climate change.

Source: Scottish Government, 23 September 2019