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New climate adaptation tool for communities launched

17 March 2023

New climate adaptation tool for communities launched

Adaptation Scotland and partners have launched the Community Climate Adaptation Routemap, a practical guide for communities to adapt to climate change.

There are actions every community can take to build resilience and prepare for climate change and at the same time as making the area where you live safer and more comfortable for humans and other creatures alike.

The Routemap is a useful tool for anyone who would like to:

  • Understand and address climate change impacts within your community now and in the future
  • Explore what actions you can take to build resilience and adapt while addressing other important issues for you community
  • Invest in your community and protect against future costs and learn about what funding and support is available

The Routemap is split into three distinctive stages to launch then drive climate resilience in local areas: ‘getting started’, ‘understanding climate change in your community’, and ‘taking action’. In each section there is helpful advice and links to support every step.

Adaptation Scotland produced the Routemap in collaboration with Highlands and Islands Climate Hub, the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS), North East Scotland Climate Action Network (NESCAN Hub), and the Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) alongside contributions from ReadyScot, Sustrans, Architecture & Design Scotland, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and others.

Find out more about the Community Climate Adaptation Routemap on the Adaptation Scotland website.