Climate Change Risk Assessments

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 11th March 2020.

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Climate change risks, including severe weather, flooding and wildfire, are included in the Scottish risk assessment process, which informs communities and responders about how to prepare for and mitigate such events.

The Scottish Government’s climate change adaptation programme follows an outcomes-based approach that is aligned to the national performance framework. That ensures that adaptation to climate change risk is integrated into wider Scottish Government policy development and service delivery.

As set out in the process, there are a range of policy-specific risk assessment tools in place, such as the national flood risk assessment.