Adapting to climate change
If we cut greenhouse gas emissions and the causes of climate change today, we would still have some degree of climate change due to the ability of greenhouse gases to remain in the atmosphere for several decades.
Therefore, we need to reduce the impact of changing conditions by adapting to the predicted effects of changing weather patterns.
The Scottish Government has developed a plan to increase the resilience of Scotland’s communities and the natural and economic systems on which they depend.
We have undertaken research and conducted workshops within our organisation and across Highland communities to help highlight the main issues and priorities for the region. The research was used to develop the document - Adapting to Climate Change in Highland.
In 2014, the challenges and opportunities of climate change for Inverness were assessed by the Scottish Cities Alliance. Inverness - Low Carbon and Climate Change Adaptation Opportunity Assessment.