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  • A new phase for Climate Ready Clyde: towards transformational adaptation

    A new phase for Climate Ready Clyde: towards transformational adaptation

    The last twelve months have seen a step change for Climate Ready Clyde. In June 2021 we published the first Glasgow City Region Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. Recognised as both a national and international exemplar, the Strategy and Action Plan sets out an ambitious vision for a City Region flourishing in the future […]Read More
  • Consultation response: National Planning Framework 4

    Consultation response: National Planning Framework 4

    Our response to the Scottish Government's NPF4 consultation in March 2022 focused on the key issues relevant to climate adaptation in Glasgow City Region, highlighting alignment with the Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, and where the Framework needs to be strengthened.Read More
  • Changes to Climate Ready Clyde

    Changes to Climate Ready Clyde

    We are delighted to announce new internal arrangements that elevates Climate Ready Clyde into a new phase of delivery of the Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. As we move to a new structure over the coming months, early, interim arrangements are now in place.  After four years, Prof James Curran MBE is stepping down as […]Read More
  • The use of culture for transformational adaptation

    The use of culture for transformational adaptation

    This report summarizes the research and the learning in the use of culture for transformational adaptation undertaken by Creative Carbon Scotland as part of the Clyde Rebuilt project, Creative Carbon Scotland undertook into various ‘cultural’ elements of the work. These were a unique facet of the project which spanned the whole process from beginning to […]Read More
  • A Vision for a Climate Neutral and Climate Resilient Innovation District

    A Vision for a Climate Neutral and Climate Resilient Innovation District

    Roddy Yarr, Assistant Director of Sustainability at University of Strathclyde and Board Member for Climate Ready Clyde outlines his thoughts on what it would look like for GCR to be flourishing in its future climate, and how the University of Strathclyde is contributing to get us there. I was recently asked what I think the […]Read More
  • Literature Review Synthesis – What does transformational adaptation look like?

    Literature Review Synthesis – What does transformational adaptation look like?

    This report is the synthesis of a literature review which was undertaken as part of the Clyde Rebuilt project to help define transformational adaptation and inform the development of Climate Ready Clyde’s Innovation Portfolio. The review has explored the theoretical literature but has also tried to focus on practical aspects that can be taken forward […]Read More
  • My vision for transformational adaptation

    My vision for transformational adaptation

    In our most recent Blog, Board deputy member for West Dunbartonshire Council Adam Armour-Florence, sets out his thinking on what transformational adaptation looks like to him. Transformational Adaptation In his position as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon said in 2015: “We are the first generation to be able to end poverty, and […]Read More
  • Clyde Rebuilt launches in new partnership with EIT Climate-KIC

    Clyde Rebuilt launches in new partnership with EIT Climate-KIC

    New collaboration sees Clyde Rebuilt help Glasgow City Region innovate to flourish in a future climate The citizens of the Glasgow City Region face the risk of more frequent floods and other bad weather events, resulting in damage to homes, roads and railways, and stresses to hospitals and emergency services as global temperatures rise due […]Read More
  • Delivering a Green New Deal post COVID-19 – Opportunities and priorities for a Glasgow City Region response

    Delivering a Green New Deal post COVID-19 – Opportunities and priorities for a Glasgow City Region response

    Introduction Download the full PDF paper here. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a major crisis. The short-term response in the UK, Scotland and the Glasgow City Region (GCR) has rightly focused on the public health emergency, but with accompanying rescue and support measures to protect incomes, businesses and the economy. Despite this response, a major […]Read More
  • Response: Scottish Government Green Recovery Call for views – Glasgow City Region and Climate Ready Clyde

    Response: Scottish Government Green Recovery Call for views – Glasgow City Region and Climate Ready Clyde

    The Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform committee recently announced a call for views on the topic of a Green Recovery. In response, Climate Ready Clyde led a response, which was endorsed by Glasgow City Region’s Regional Economic Partnership. You can read the full submission here.Read More
  • Climate Ready Clyde and Glasgow City Region respond to Scottish Parliament’s enquiry on delivering a Green Recovery

    Climate Ready Clyde and Glasgow City Region respond to Scottish Parliament’s enquiry on delivering a Green Recovery

    The Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform committee recently announced a call for views on the topic of a Green Recovery. In response, Climate Ready Clyde led a response, which was endorsed by Glasgow City Region’s Regional Economic Partnership, where we set out 6 calls to action in response to the Committee on […]Read More
  • Political economy mapping of adaptation and climate resilience in Glasgow City Region

    Political economy mapping of adaptation and climate resilience in Glasgow City Region

    This paper presents the results of a pilot study on political economy mapping of regional resilience in Glasgow City Region, conducted by E3G as part of the EIT Climate-KIC Deep Demonstration project “Forging resilience in some of Europe’s most vulnerable regions”. E3G’s developed and pilot tested an adapted framework based on their Political Economy Mapping […]Read More
  • Climate Ready Clyde: The Value of Partnership

    Climate Ready Clyde: The Value of Partnership

    This report explores the value of partnership in driving the success of Climate Ready Clyde. Exploring the development of the initiative, the report captures how Climate Ready Clyde has fostered innovation and learning, pulling together key knowledge and experience from across the partnerships network. It examines the characteristics and contributing factors that have made the […]Read More
  • Report: The economic and financial risk of climate change for Glasgow City Region and proposed adaptation options

    Report: The economic and financial risk of climate change for Glasgow City Region and proposed adaptation options

    A changing climate not only presents a risk to society and the environment, it is also a significant economic and financial risk for Glasgow City Region. The climate debate has changed and public lenders and financial markets are now aware of climate change. As a result, climate risks are now being considered as financial risks. […]Read More
  • New approaches needed in Glasgow city region to cope with future heatwaves

    New approaches needed in Glasgow city region to cope with future heatwaves

    A new report released today by climate adaptation group, Climate Ready Clyde has issued stark warnings around high forecasted temperatures in the West of Scotland and their potential to affect public health and infrastructure. Prepared by academics at University of Edinburgh, the findings in Mapping Future Heatwave Extremes are based on the MET Office’s official […]Read More
  • 2019/20 Work Programme

    2019/20 Work Programme

    Climate Ready Clyde’s work programme for 2019-20 has just been published online. It sets out our planned programme of work between April 2019 and March 2020. You can download it here.Read More
  • Impact Report 2018 – 2019

    Impact Report 2018 – 2019

    Two years on from being established, Climate Ready Clyde has moved from a concept to an initiative delivering real results. From the launch of our risk assessment, to supporting our members with adaptation planning, the initiative is now ambitious, influential and effective; shaping adaptation in Scotland,and on the wider UK, European and Global stages. Download […]Read More
  • A changing climate for development – A toolkit for assessing climate risks for built environment and infrastructure projects

    A changing climate for development – A toolkit for assessing climate risks for built environment and infrastructure projects

    Overview Climate Ready Clyde and Adaptation Scotland have collaborated to produce a toolkit for assessing and addressing risks in the development of built environment and infrastructure projects. Funded by Scottish Government, and launched in partnership with Adaptation Scotland as part of their broader Adaptation Capability Framework, the toolkit removes a significant number of practical barriers […]Read More
  • Climate Ready Clyde releases full climate risk and opportunity assessment for Glasgow City Region

    Climate Ready Clyde releases full climate risk and opportunity assessment for Glasgow City Region

    Full scope of climate change impacts for Glasgow City Region made available to support efforts to build climate resilience Assessment available to support organisations and individuals preparing for climate change, as City Region prepares strategic response Climate Ready Clyde has today released its full assessment of the potential impacts of climate change for Glasgow City […]Read More
  • Event Report – Key Findings of the Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment for Glasgow City Region

    Event Report – Key Findings of the Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment for Glasgow City Region

    The Key Findings of the Climate Ready Clyde Risk and Opportunity Assessment were launched at an event in Glasgow on 31 October 2018. Over 80 senior politicians and decisions makers came together to discuss how climate change will shape Glasgow’s future. As well as learning about the challenges facing the city region, presenters showcased some […]Read More
  • Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment for Glasgow City Region – Key findings

    Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment for Glasgow City Region – Key findings

    This report sets out the key findings and recommendations from Climate Ready Clyde’s climate risk and opportunity assessment. It is designed to highlight priority areas for action in development of Glasgow City Region’s planned Adaptation Strategy and Action plan. The full technical reports and assessment of economic implications of climate change which support this work […]Read More
  • Glasgow City Region sets out first comprehensive climate risk assessment as world leaders discuss city resilience

    Glasgow City Region sets out first comprehensive climate risk assessment as world leaders discuss city resilience

    For immediate release Glasgow City Region sets out first comprehensive climate risk assessment as world leaders discuss city resilience City Region pledges new action in light of report setting out key risks posed by climate change Over 70 of Glasgow City Region’s leaders and decision makers came together today in Glasgow, to kick off the […]Read More
  • Climate Ready Clyde Prospectus

    Climate Ready Clyde Prospectus

    The Climate Ready Clyde prospectus invites partner organisations to consider becoming part of the Board in the City Region. In doing so, it sets out the ambitions to create a regional strategy and action plan, and the rationale for, and benefits of, working collaboratively to develop it. These include: Addressing strategic needs of the city […]Read More
  • Risk and Opportunity Assessment Workshop

    Risk and Opportunity Assessment Workshop

    On 8 November 2017 the Climate Ready Clyde Secretariat hosted a workshop at the Lighthouse in Glasgow to give local stakeholders the chance to review and add insight to ongoing work to create the first Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment for the Glasgow City Region. The purpose of the day was to share the initial […]Read More
  • A holistic approach to climate change adaptation

    A holistic approach to climate change adaptation

    I’m delighted to be the first poster on the Climate Ready Clyde Blog. As Head of Sustainable Engineering at Transport Scotland, I am responsible for the adaptation of Scotland’s strategic transport networks to the future changes in our climate. Transport in the Glasgow City Region is good but, as Climate Ready Clyde’s forthcoming Risk and […]Read More
  • Our vision for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    Our vision for Glasgow and the Clyde Valley

    Scotland’s climate is changing. We have also seen this in Glasgow and the Clyde Valley. Over the last few decades it has become warmer and wetter. We have had an increase in rainfall, especially in winter, and more heavy downpours. This can be very challenging to deal with, especially when heavy rainfall causes flooding. As […]Read More
  • Work programme 2017-2020

    Work programme 2017-2020

    The programme sets out an indicative three year programme of activity with greater detail provided for year one. The work programme is subject to formal approval by the Climate Ready Clyde Board. Download the publication here: Work programme 2017-2020Read More
  • Board meeting minutes 07/03/18

    Board meeting minutes 07/03/18

    Click here to download the minutes from our Board Member Meeting, held on 7 March 2018 in Glasgow. Items discussed include: Student placements update Update on Economic Implications of Climate Change study Procurement update and approach to revisions of Terms of Reference Executive Subgroup Impact, Influence and Engagement Subgroup Risk and Opportunity Assessment UK Approach […]Read More
  • Impact report – One year on

    Impact report – One year on

    Climate Ready Clyde is accelerating and strengthening Glasgow City Region’s approach to adapting to climate change.In just over a year we have firmly established the initiative as part of the City Region’s key activities. We deliver value through partnership working and a collaborative approach. The Climate Ready Clyde initiative is funded by our member organisations […]Read More
  • Board meeting minutes 06/09/17

    Board meeting minutes 06/09/17

    Click here to download the minutes from our Board Member Meeting, held on 6 September 2017 in Glasgow. Items discussed include: Update with Scottish Government Sub-Group remits Executive Sub-Group Risk and Vulnerability Assessment Sub-GroupRead More
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