What SNH is doing about climate change
Scotland's people and nature can find ways to prosper in a changing climate.
Scottish Natural Heritage will act now to ensure that Scotland protects and harnesses the potential of its nature and landscapes in a changing climate.
Scotland has set the world's most ambitious targets for reducing our carbon emissions to help mitigate climate change. This is a great start, but achieving these reductions will be a challenge, and we also need to prepare for the inevitable effects of climate change that we are already too late to prevent.
Making it happen will require urgent, coordinated action from all sectors, all across Scotland. Our commitment to supporting Scotland's response to climate change is detailed in our Climate change and nature in Scotland. SNH's key contributions to Scotland's response to climate change will be:
- Helping to understand and publicise the effects and consequences of climate change for the natural heritage.
- Advising on infrastructure and land management practices which help to mitigate climate change.
- Guiding adaptation so that nature can, as far as possible, adapt to a changing climate and so that people can make best use of natural processes in preparing for climate change.
- Promoting action by organisations and individuals by setting an example in the management of SNH's own operations, and communicating our climate change messages clearly and effectively.
Background and context provides further information on climate change and its effects on nature.
Find out about how we are restoring Scotland's peatlands
The role of our nature and landscapes in adapting to a changing climate.
Find guidance on climate change issues here.
Find out more about our climate change research strategy.
We are working with others to reduce climate change impacts of managing land and sea, safeguarding nature, enjoying the outdoors and in our own ways of working.
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