Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan
2.4 How the Strategy was developed
To develop the Strategy, the Climate Ready Clyde Secretariat drew on two key inputs as the underpinning knowledge, evidence and insight:
• A Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment for Glasgow City Region identifies the sectoral climate risks and opportunities, based on the approach to the UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment. • Vision and Theory of Change for a climate-ready Glasgow City Region provides the positive vision, impacts and outcomes we can achieve from effective adaptation, and the conditions needed to achieve it. The CRC Secretariat drew on them to develop the Strategy’s 11 strategic interventions. In parallel, the Strategy was shaped during 2020 through the Resilient Regions: Clyde Rebuilt project – a joint effort with EIT Climate-KIC, the EU’s climate innovation organization which is seeking to accelerate and transform cities and regions’ responses to climate change over the next decade. Clyde Rebuilt resulted in two additional resources which provided further knowledge, evidence and insight: • Background literature reviews on what transformational adaptation looks like and the potential to deliver a Green New Deal for Glasgow City Region in response to COVID-19. • Systems insights to explore systems innovation that could rapidly accelerate progress in adaptation as well as how it might be financed. More detail on this process is set out in the box below. The Clyde Rebuilt team also undertook an economic assessment and produced a Resource Mobilization Plan for the funding and financing of the Strategy. Throughout the process, the impacts of the Strategy on environment, habitats and people were assessed through a Strategic nvironmental Assessment, Habitat Regulations Appraisal and Social Impact Assessment. These were undertaken to align with key stages of the Strategy development, including the publication of the draft and final version. The Strategy and Action Plan was written and compiled by members of the Climate Ready Clyde Secretariat (Sniffer), in conjunction with staff from economics consultancy Paul Watkiss Associates and charity Creative Carbon Scotland, on behalf of the Climate Ready Clyde Board. The full development process, including the evidence used to inform it, and how its environmental and social impacts have been assessed are set out in Figure 14.
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