Climate Adaptation in Scottish Island Communities
engaging island communities to enhance climate adaptation
- Scotland’s climate, like that of many other countries around the world, is changing. Scottish coastal communities are particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change, including stronger storms, flooding and coastal erosion, which can cause severe challenges to regional development, but also provide opportunities for adaptation.
- Taking action to manage the impacts of climate change that we are experiencing already, as well as prepare for impacts that we will feel in the longer term will help increase resilience and reduce risks.
- The goals of this project are to facilitate understanding of locally-relevant climatic risks and opportunities, as well as to help build adaptive capacity and strengthen resilience to climate change across a number of Scottish island communities.
Public Dialogues and Workshops
- Dynamic Coast report on TireeThe Dynamic Coast project has developed a series of reports showing how coastal change assessments can be used to inform resilience and adaptation across a number of locations, including in Tiree. The Tiree report can be viewed here.
- Public Dialogue and Climate WorkshopWhen:Thursday, 23rd of September 14:00-16:00 & 18:30-20:30 Where:Virtual workshop event You are invited to participate in one of two public dialogues and workshops which will contribute to an integrated assessment of climate change in Tiree. The event is a crucial aspect of this assessment and the goal will be to produce recommendations from members ofContinue reading “Public Dialogue and Climate Workshop”
- Dialogue on Tiree’s Future in a Changing ClimateJoin us for an interactive workshop and public dialogue on Thursday, 23rd of September! COP26 in November marks an important milestone in the history of climate change negotiations as governments meet in Glasgow to take stock of pledges made in the 2015 Paris Agreement and seek to agree on more ambitious future targets. At theContinue reading “Dialogue on Tiree’s Future in a Changing Climate”
Planning and design
Identify Sottish island communities at risk and conduct interviews with local stakeholders to define the right methodological approach.
Conduct community workshops to facilitate understanding of climatic risks and opportunities, as well as to identify and prioritise adaptation needs.
Engage local stakeholders to provide a strong basis for future planning and action.
We are looking for engaged community members to participate in a number of virtual workshops designed to identify localized climate risks and adaptation options.