This webinar, first presented on the 13th July 2016, is one of two adaptation presentations delivered by Adaptation Scotland as part of the three-part EAUC-Scotland Adaptation Webinar Series. This presentation offers an introduction to climate change adaptation, examining what adaptation is (and isn’t), looking at the policy context, and discussing what is involved in working through an adaptation process. Ideas for ‘getting started’ with adaptation are also presented, alongside a case study on adaptation progress at the University of St Andrews.
Why should I watch this podcast?
Having a good understanding of adaptation and how to adapt is a first step to taking action and increasing your resilience to climate change. This webinar explains how the changes in climate such as increases in severe weather events, sea level rise and long term temperature increases are impacting Scotland. You will learn about the adaptation planning tools that you can use to help increase the resilience of your university or college, and hear from the University of St Andrews about their experience of beginning work on adaptation. This knowledge will help you to complete the adaptation section of the Public Bodies Climate Change Duties report.
Who is this podcast for?
The webinar and resulting podcast is aimed at those new to adaptation who would like to understand the basics of what adaptation is. It is intended for staff from universities and colleges and may be particularly relevant to estate managers, operations and facilities managers, risk managers or environment or climate change officers.
What key learning outcomes will I take away from this podcast?
The webinar will increase your knowledge and understanding of the basics of climate change adaptation. After the webinar, you should be able to explain the difference between mitigation and adaptation, know what is involved in undertaking an adaptation process and what tasks you can do to get started.
Sophie Turner, Adaptation Scotland
Sophie is the Climate Resilience Project Coordinator for Adaptation Scotland. Sophie delivers workshops, provides training, advice, and one-to-one support on adaptation to organisations, businesses and communities.
David Stutchfield, University of St Andrews
Adaptation Webinar Series
Part 1: Definitions, the process and getting started - Watch the podcast below
Part 2: Public Bodies Climate Change Reporting and identifying existing adaptation action - Watch the podcast here
Part 3: Integrating adaptation into normal business activities - Watch the podcast here
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