Welcome to Adaptation Scotland
At Adaptation Scotland, we provide advice and support to help Scotland be prepared and resilient to the effects of climate change.
We help public sector, businesses and communities to understand what climate change will mean across Scotland, and identify the best way for them to plan for the impact – taking the opportunities and preparing for the risks.
To get started it can be useful to see how climate change is affecting your sector and what the main drivers are for adaptation.
What is adaptation?
When our climate changes we need to make adjustments. This could be making changes to our buildings so they keep cool during hotter summers or are less at risk of being…
Scotland’s climate is already changing. Over the last century temperatures have increased, sea levels have risen and rainfall patterns have changed, with…
How to adapt
Adaptation is a process of on-going adjustments in response to climate and non-climate drivers. Many adaptation toolkits and guides have been developed…
Adaptation Learning Exchange for Organisations
A programme to support organisations with adaptation planningRead more
Aberdeen Adapts – an adaptation strategy for Aberdeen
The views of young people, businesses and organisations will all help to shape an inspiring adaptation strategy for Aberdeen.Read more
Edinburgh Adapts - identifying adaptation actions for the capital
Helping Edinburgh meet the challenges of a changing climateRead more
News & events
Resources from our latest Adaptation Learning Exchange Event are now available
Presentations are now available from our latest Exchange Event which took place on 23 March in Edinburgh.
Historic and cultural sites across the UK are already being impacted by climate change
Many of the UK’s most cherished historic and cultural sites are already being affected by climate change, according to a new report by the Climate…
Impacts of climate change to stretch Scottish household budgets, says new research
New research by the University of Dundee and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has warned climate change will increase pressure on household budgets,…