Glasgow City Region Adaptation Strategy - report

Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

Fig 3. Theory of Change for a Glasgow City Region that flourishes in the future climate

A Glasgow City Region (GCR) that flourishes in the future climate

People shape their lives and places so they are climate ready

Actors collectively create the right conditions for Glasgow City Region to become climate ready

Glasgow City Region is made climate ready by the way resources, services and assets are directed and used

Individuals and communities are equipped and enabled to drive action to become climate ready Individuals and communities know how to engage, influence and co-design Co-designed policy frameworks work with and for communities, and drive climate resilience A new form of democracy which explicitly involves disempowered, vulnerable and marginalized individuals and communities Individuals and communities have the desire and ambition to drive action so that their lives and places are climate ready Widespread understanding of potential climate impacts; what these mean for places and adaptation options Widespread understanding of the need for action to be climate ready

Effective governance and leadership drive the transformational change Flexible governance processes and structures enabling coordination across institutions and actors across scales New, inspired and effective forms of leadership (national, regional and local) with a long-term focus from across the political spectrum Policy frameworks enable decision-making and investment under uncertainty Creativity, boldness and innovation catalyse transformational change Increased technological and social innovation with the GCR as a test bed New definitions of, and metrics for, prosperity – that encompass climate resilience – are embraced across the GCR Culture, attitudes and behaviour supporting climate readiness

Economy and jobs are climate-smart GCR’s economy is reoriented to be net-zero and climate resilient GCR leads in disclosing climate risk and opportunity Effective mechanisms are in place to ensure a just transition to a climate- smart economy The financial system supports climate resilience The business opportunities associated with adaptation are realized and leveraged Ecological systems are resilient Climate adaptation is embedded into all socio-economic and environmental decisions, and GCR plans and programmes Land and water management place- making are informed by future climate Blue-green infrastructure is recognized as a priority

A new normal – a shift in societal priorities Political and economic systems supporting climate readiness

Individuals and communities are resilient

Greater collective impact is achieved through collaborative working Collaboration is normalised and mainstreamed A climate-ready vision and ambition is shared across a range of institutions and actors

Adaptation actions prioritize building resilience particularly for the most vulnerable

Assets and services work well in the future climate

The critical systems upon which we rely (electricity, food, waste, IT, mobility, etc.) are fully decarbonized and resilient Assets and services (including healthcare, housing, mobility, etc.) are well designed for future climate Building standards, regulations and planning systems, prioritize climate resilience


Impacts Long-term outcomes Intermediate outcomes

Fig.7. Theory of Change for a climate-ready Glasgow City Region.


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