Flagship Action 14: Climate resilience embedded into the Regional Economic Strategy and Regional Spatial Strategy Intention As part of Glasgow City Region’s pivot towards a green economy and the drive for a green recovery, the Glasgow City Region Programme Management Office (PMO) will ensure that climate risks and adaptation needs are considered in the forthcoming Regional Economic Strategy and its spatial representation, the Regional Spatial Strategy. The strategies will consider the key climate risks associated with the current economic model, particular sectors and the potential risks and benefits associated with the transition to a green economy. They will also consider climate risks and vulnerabilities of key sites in Glasgow City Region identified as an economic priority, to help avoid the risk of lock-in. This will also help to inform Local Economic Development Plans. It will also integrate spatial information for current and future risks, into the Regional Spatial Strategy. This will reduce the risks of lock-in and ensure climate resilient development. Outcomes Accounting for climate risks in regional development plans and investment decisions will help minimize economic and financial costs for the region and individual public authorities and private organizations, either from weather related damage of assets, or from climate change affecting operation, performance or revenues/benefits. It also provides a significant market signal to existing businesses or those considering investing in Glasgow City Region that the area is serious about providing a long-term, high-quality location to do business, and will help inform businesses reporting on climate risks as required by the UK Government. Similarly, there is a need to integrate climate risks geographically, e.g. with risk mapping, into spatial planning. Land-use plans lock in patterns of development for decades and the geographical nature of climate risks is going to change – it is therefore essential that climate risks are factored into regional spatial strategy – to ensure these lock-in risks are avoided. Supporting and enabling mechanisms • Glasgow City Region Regional Economic Baseline 36 – the Regional Economic Baseline identifies the key economic challenges for the region, including relating to mitigation and adaptation • Indicative Regional Spatial Strategy (iRSS) – the i RSS identifies the key spatial priorities for development within Glasgow City Region • National Planning Framework 4 – the forth coming National Planning Framework 4 will provide a framework to guide the inclusion of climate resilience into spatial planning.
Supports delivery of the following Adaptation Strategy interventions 9 11
Key partners Glasgow City Region PMO, Clydeplan, Clyde Mission, all eight local authorities, SPT, Architecture & Design Scotland, Scottish Government
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