Glasgow City Region Adaptation Strategy - report

Enabling delivery Unlike other regions in Europe, Glasgow City Region has no clear mandated responsibility for delivering on adaptation. To support its implementation, Climate Ready Clyde’s Board and our member organizations will therefore take the lead, supporting and enabling communities, businesses and institutions to play a role in delivering the Strategy by: 1. Fostering an ambitious, adaptive culture, celebrating and monitoring progress. The success of the Strategy hinges on continuing to nurture an inclusive approach to adaptation, where there is real buy-in and understanding of the need to adapt and its rewards, supported by self-organizing, distributed governance and accountability. As such, the Climate Ready Clyde Board will continue to foster and grow this culture, creating regular opportunities to showcase and celebrate collective success and to share learning, including through our annual report. At the same time, it will be important to monitor progress towards transforming the region and reducing climate risks and realizing opportunities. This will be done through a two yearly independent assessment of progress, as well as a strategic review and refresh of our Theory of Change (including whether the conditions for change are being met), and update of the Risk and Opportunity Assessment every five years following on from the UK Climate Change Risk Assessment. 2. Coordinating and activating institutions, communities and business. The Secretariat will continue to join up activity across the region and beyond, as well as involving new ‘keystone’ actors – those who are significant in the region’s systems, and whose involvement and action can create significant change. Climate Ready Clyde will shortly launch details of how organizations can showcase their activity to support delivery of the Strategy and its interventions, and the support, engagement and recognition they can receive for doing so. 3. Delivering innovation. Working with others, Climate Ready Clyde will continue to pilot and deliver new innovations which support adaptation planning, financing and implementation, particularly where there is not an impetus for one organization to pursue this individually. The idea will be that over time these innovations will be adopted by those in Glasgow City Region to accelerate progress. 4. Enabling and equipping action. Climate Ready Clyde will continue to undertake functions such as training, capacity building, evidence development and technical support to build the region’s adaptation capabilities, enabling others take action to adapt to climate change. Through these processes, the Climate Ready Clyde Secretariat will seek to create an ambition loop on the region’s adaptation action, like that used in the Paris Agreement itself. Strong public sector action and commitments, demonstrated here, should provide market signals, in turn driving action by the private sector. Together, these actions should open space for communities to play a stronger role, through direct involvement but also wider pressure on government at all levels for faster action. Our model is shown below:


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