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Climate Ready Clyde has developed Glasgow City Region’s first Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan. The Strategy was launched in June 2021, ahead of COP26 in Glasgow.

The Strategy aims to ensure Glasgow City Region’s economy, society and environment is not only prepared for, but continues to flourish in the face of the impacts arising from the climate crisis. The Strategy:

  • outlines the processes and early interventions needed to manage climate risks and realise opportunities in line with our Theory of Change
  • provides a strategic framework for adaptation in and by the Glasgow City Region that fits alongside and supports key plans, policies and activities to enable delivery
  • sets out how we will deepen and expand collaboration and collective impact by working together and engaging, equipping and enabling citizens and organizations to play a role in realising the vision
  • sets out how progress in increasing climate resilience will be monitored, evaluated and learnt from to improve policies, strategies, programmes and projects.

The Strategy is supported by the Action Plan which contains the concrete actions being taken in the City Region between 2020 and 2025 that will move us towards our vision.

Impact Assessment

As part of preparing Glasgow City Region’s Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, a number of assessments were carried out to consider the social and environmental impacts of the Strategy.

Strategic Environmental Assessment

A full Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) was conducted as part of the Strategy’s development.

Habitats Regulations Assessment

A screening for Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) was undertaken alongside the SEA.

Social Impact Assessment

The Strategy actively seeks to create a more fair, just and inclusive City Region as part of the adaptation process. The Climate Ready Clyde Secretariat undertook a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) in parallel to the development of the main Strategy. This was a voluntary assessment and was designed to reflect duties under the Equality Act 2010, but also to consider broader social issues associated with climate change in the Glasgow City Region.


The overall process is set out below:


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