Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan
What needs to happen:
4.1 A shared understanding of how current community engagement and empowerment activity is structured for adaptation and where it does/does not work. For example undertaking mapping via equality forums will help to design approaches to engage those who are not usually involved in shaping their places. 4.2 Increased community involvement in the region’s adaptation governance, decision- making, planning and delivery with new decision-making processes that support implementation and delivery of adaptation that is more democratic and inclusive. This should focus on involving those most affected by climate impact (such as disadvantaged groups, women’s groups and young people), by engaging those who can help overcome cultural and language barriers and stimulate effective community engagement. It should also seek to engage wider civil society, such as faith groups and schools. 4.3 Resources, training and education for communities and young people to shape their places with new/enhanced toolkits and resources to support communities to be able to engage with the potential impacts of climate change in their areas, with supporting information on local challenges and adaptation solutions. This will enable them to better articulate how they feel their local places should adapt. Mechanisms are needed to further educate, equip and mobilize the wider population through activities such as running local citizen’s assemblies, bringing together residents and experts in climate risks to explore the most challenging issues in Glasgow City Region. 4.4 Collaborations between organizations, communities, artists and cultural practitioners to stimulate creative and relevant adaptation responses with new actors, communities, businesses and the public sector should be using creative and digital approaches and methods to inspire people and organizations to adapt their places. Such approaches should draw on the region’s history of change and sense of place, to pilot new ways of addressing climate change through creative approaches, with a potential role for Creative Scotland and Creative Carbon Scotland to stimulate the growth of a market in this space.
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