Scotland prepares for climate change

New measures are being taken in Scotland to help cope with climate change. These include flood defences, transport planning and specialist training for emergency services. A new report from the […]

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New measures are being taken in Scotland to help cope with climate change.

These include flood defences, transport planning and specialist training for emergency services.

A new report from the Scottish government looks at how climate change will affect people, homes, communities and landscapes in Scotland and what can be done in preparation.

Scottish Climate Change Minister Aileen McLeod said the effect of the nation’s changing climate can already be seen with extreme weather events, changing rainfall patterns and rising sea levels.

The report sets out current measures which are in place such as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency’s (SEPA) Floodline service which provides flood warnings to the country.

Ms McLeod added: “It also contains information on the planning we are doing for the future such as a national coastal change assessment.”