Adaptation Session for elected members

On Wednesday 19 June, Councillors from across Scotland met at Glasgow City Chambers to discuss climate change adaptation and local government’s role in strengthening resilience to climate related risks at the local level.

Attended by over 60 Councillors from over half of Scotland’s Councils, the session aimed to support members to understand, communicate and lead local responses. It was a key step in bringing together international, UK and Scottish stakeholders to raise the profile of climate change adaptation.

Organised by Glasgow City Council and COSLA, the event was part of a series of information sessions for elected members, delivered as part of the EU Urban Agenda Partnership for Climate Adaptation and led by the European body for Local and Regional Governments – the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).

Councillors received presentations from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), UK Climate Change Committee (CCC), Scottish Government, Climate Ready Clyde and ClimateXChange, with Adaptation Scotland providing technical expertise.

Watch the film of the training here:

Download the Session Briefing Note and presentations:

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction: Linking Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Development at a Local Level

ClimateXChange: Supporting Policy Through Research

Committee on Climate Change: Scotland's Adaptation Programme - An Assessment

Scottish Government: Scotland's Second Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy

Climate Ready Clyde: Managing climate risk for prosperity - Glasgow City Region's Adaptation Approach

Adaptation Scotland: Why and How to Build Resilience to Climate-Related Risks