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Scotland's Climate Change Adaptation Framework (2009)


Scotland's Climate Change Adaptation Framework was published on December 8, 2009. It will play a vital role in building Scotland's resilience to the changing climate. The Framework sets the strategic direction for Scottish Government actions but, because many adaptation decisions are taken at a local level by individual organisations, action from across all sectors is needed. The Framework has been developed with a series of accompanying Sector Action Plans, which outline the key issues and planned activity for adapting. In November 2011, the Adaptation Sub-Committe (ASC) completed an assessment on "How well is Scotland Preparing for Climate Change", based primarily on a review of the Adaptation Framework and the Sector Action Plans.

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The Scottish Government


Adaptation Framework, Adaptation assessment, regional planning

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures, Flooding, Ice and Snow, Sea Level Rise, Storms, Water Scarcity


Adaptation Measures and Actions, Observations and Scenarios, Adaptation Plans and Strategies, Vulnerability Assessment


Agriculture, Biodiversity, Buildings, Disaster Risk Reduction, Energy, Financial, Forestry, Health, Marine and Fisheries, Transport, Urban, Water management

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