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Scotland's Climate Change Adaptation Framework

DescriptionThe Framework presents a national, coordinated approach to ensure that Scotland understands the risks and opportunities climate change presents and is adapting in a sustainable way. It sets out the overarching model for adapting to climate change in Scotland.
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 08, 2009


ISBN 978 0 7559 8179 3

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I. About the Adaptation Framework

II. How Our Climate is Changing

III. Addressing Climate Change in Scotland

IV. Building Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change
Pillar I: Provide the evidence base
Pillar II: Equip decision makers with skills & tools
Pillar III: Integrate adaptation into regulation & public policy

V. Sector Roles and Responsibilities

VI. Measuring and Reporting Progress

VII. Glossary of Terms

This publication has been developed with a series of accompanying Sector Action Plans, which outline the key issues and planned activity for adapting:

These Sector Action Plans supersede the Sector Summaries, which were originally published alongside the Adaptation Framework in December 2009.