Glasgow City Region Adaptation Strategy - report

Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

1.1 Introduction, background and context Welcome to Glasgow City Region’s Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. This document is a significant output from Climate Ready Clyde, based on extensive engagement and evidence gathering to address the challenge of a changing climate for Glasgow City Region. Climate Ready Clyde has worked with a wide range of groups to develop a framework for adapting Glasgow City Region; a compelling vision of a Glasgow City Region that flourishes in a future climate and how Glasgow City Region can act to deliver it. Realizing its ambitions will only be possible by engaging and mobilizing a much larger cohort of public bodies, government, business and communities. Doing so will bring lasting benefits for all those who live, work in and visit the region, as well as for wider Scotland.

A Glasgow City Region that flourishes in a future climate

Vision to (2050)

3 Impact Areas


Guiding Principles

11 Interventions 42 Sub-interventions

Strategy (2030)

Broader City Region Contributions

16 Flagship Actions

Action Plan (2021–2025)

Fig. 1. Adaptation Framework for Glasgow City Region.

Given that climate change will affect each and every individual in the region, it is for everyone ; every person, community group, business and organization with a stake. The document contains many messages and routes to express them, with the aim of ensuring as many people as possible do so, and act on them. The overarching message is the intention to transform the region to adapt to climate challenge and ensure everyone benefits from doing so. Over the last four years, Climate Ready Clyde has laid the foundations for the transition. Now, the Strategy and Action Plan provides a comprehensive blueprint for how we will make it happen over the next decade. But it will only happen by mobilizing the collective capacity of all those with a stake in Glasgow City Region. In this regard, it is only the beginning of that journey, and the final pathway will change and develop as more people get involved and participate. The document is in three parts: • Part 1 sets out the background and context, our climate risks and opportunities, our vision, and the case for adaptation • Part 2 is the Adaptation Strategy, setting out the ambition, objectives and relevant policy, before setting out 11 strategic interventions needed by 2030 to take us towards meeting the vision • Part 3 is the Action Plan, setting out 16 Flagship Actions and wider contributions from across Glasgow City Region and beyond to deliver the Strategy in the next 5-year period. It also includes stretch targets, CRC’s approach to enabling delivery, and the funding and financing approach.


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