Scottish climate change adaptation report

02 June 2020

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The first annual progress report on Climate Ready Scotland: Scotland’s Climate Change Adaptation programme 2019-2024 has been published. There are seven high-level outcomes within the report, covering Scotland's communities, businesses and natural environment, as well as engagement with international partners.

The report includes a risk assessment for Scotland which highlighted:

• the need for more action to address flood risks
• the potential for water scarcity
• heat related impacts on health and wellbeing
• risks to the natural environment
• risks of food price volatility
• new and emerging pest and disease risks, especially for Scotland's forestry

Source: Scottish Government, 29 May 2020