Risk and Resilience in a Changing Climate Event - October 2019

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On the 7th of October 2019, EAUC-Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland co-hosted an event on risk & resilience in a changing climate at the Engine Shed in Stirling.  Delegates heard about how climate change is impacting estate management, how to identify key risks, methods for developing plans and examples of partnership approaches.

Presentations and workshops included:

Session 1: How the Changing Climate is Impacting Estate Management

  • The Changing Climate in Scotland (David Harkin, Climate Change Scientist, Historic Environment Scotland)
  • Adaptation at the University of St Andrews (David Stutchfield, Sustainability Manager, University of St Andrews)
  • The University of Strathclyde’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan (Cameron Mackay, Environmental Projects Assistant, University of Strathclyde)
  • Increasing the Resilience of Traditional Buildings (Roger Curtis, Technical Research Manager, Historic Environment Scotland)

Session 2: Methods for Developing Plans & Assessing Risk

  • Scotland Adapts: A Capability Framework for a Climate Ready Public Sector (Ellie Murtagh, Climate Resilience Project Coordinator, Adaptation Scotland)
  • Climate Resilient Universities & Colleges: Making the Case & Taking Action (Rebecca Petford, Scotland Programme Manager, EAUC)
  • Historic Environment Scotland’s Climate Change Risk Assessment (David Harkin, Climate Scientist, Historic Environment Scotland)

Session 3: Identifying Key Climate Change Risks

  • Identifying Climate Change Impacts to Key Estate Services (Rebecca Petford, Scotland Programme Manager, EAUC)

Session 4: Working in Partnership                

  • Fife Climate Change Adaptation Plan & Levenmouth Adapts (John Wincott, Environmental Services Coordinator, Fife College)
  • Levenmouth Adapts Video

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