EAUC responds to Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme consultation

1st October 2013

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires Scottish Ministers to develop a Scottish Adaptation Programme which addresses the risks identified for Scotland in the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. The Programme is required to set out Scottish Ministers objectives in relation to adaptation to climate change, their proposals and policies for meeting those objectives, and the period within which those proposals and policies will be introduced. The Programme is also required to set out the arrangements for wider engagement in meeting those objectives.

A draft Scottish Adaptation Programme has been published for consultation, prior to a final version being laid in the Scottish Parliament.  When the first Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme is laid before the Scottish Parliament it will also bring into force the requirement under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 for public bodies (as defined by the Act) to exercise their functions in a way that will help deliver the Programme.

The EAUC is a Member-led organisation. We represent you, and ensure that your views on topical issues are conveyed to the rest of the sector and to the Government. One important way we can do this is by responding to consultations from the Government and other organisations.

The EAUC led a consultation of EAUC Members in the 50 or so Universities and Colleges in Scotland. Download the EAUC consultation response 

The EAUC is grateful to David Somervell from University of Edinburgh for kindly agreeing to lead on this EAUC consultation response.

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