This webinar, first presented on the 20th July 2016, is the second of two adaptation presentations delivered by Adaptation Scotland. Part one provided an introduction to adaptation and Adaptation Scotland’s ‘Five steps’ guidance, and can be accessed here. Part two focuses on providing advice on completing the adaptation section of the Public Bodies Climate Change Reporting template with examples from 2015. The presentation includes a look at adaptation actions that are already being implemented in organisations but are not necessarily being called adaptation, and incorporates a case study from the University of Strathclyde.
Why should I watch this podcast?
The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires Public Bodies to act “in the way best calculated to help deliver” the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation programme. Part of this delivery requires Public Bodies (which includes universities and colleges) to report on their adaptation work on an annual basis. Reporting is now mandatory and the first reports must be submitted by 30 November 2016. This webinar works through the reporting questions and provides guidance to help you complete the adaptation section of these reports. Being able to identify existing adaptation actions will also be useful to show more evidence in your reports.
Who is this podcast for?
This podcast is aimed at staff from universities and colleges who are responsible for completing the adaptation section of the Public Bodies Duties reports. It is also relevant for those with general responsibility for leading and supporting adaptation planning and action.
What key learning outcomes will I take away from this podcast?
The podcast will provide guidance to help you complete the adaptation section of the Public Bodies Climate Change Reports. It will also provide an alternative starting point for your adaptation work by allowing you to identify adaptation that may already be happening in your organisation but may not be labelled as adaptation.
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.
Roddy Yarr, University of Strathclyde
Adaptation Webinar Series
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