Glasgow City Region Adaptation Strategy - report

Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan

What needs to happen:

6.1 Work through Clyde Mission to govern climate risks for the entire river corridor with SEPA, MGSDP, Clydeplan, Glasgow City Region, Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Water, in addition to working with others to develop new governance arrangements to manage the entire of the Clyde corridor’s changing climate risks over time. 6.2 An iterative adaptation pathway for the Clyde developed as a new, iterative, flexible approach to balancing development and climate risk in the river corridor over time in support of Clyde Mission. The focus should be on long-term management of coastal, river and surface water risks, but given the existing challenges of heat island effects, should seek to look for synergies for heat. The plan should be developed in conjunction with public bodies, communities and the private sector, and prioritize the use of natural solutions, such as blue and green infrastructure. It should evaluate the risks of multiple climate scenarios, identify a range of targets and thresholds that are acceptable to the public and sequence a set of options that can be implemented over time as information on climate change emerges. A key element would be to look at time-limited zoning of risky sites, as well as the role of vacant and derelict land in providing space for management of flooding. 6.3 The climate resilience of the river corridor reflected as a national priority with collaboration between Scottish Government, Clydeplan and Glasgow City Region to ensure the climate resilience of the river corridor is recognized as a national planning priority in frameworks such as the forthcoming Regional Spatial Strategy and National Planning Framework 4.


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