Our climate is changing and this will affect the places we live and work in. Our actions can help to reduce emissions and their impact on temperature rise and can also support our existing places to adapt to the future changes we know will be required.

Climate change is complex and involves many interests and challenges, but the holistic approach of place-based working can help us to take action that is effective and provides wider benefits for us and the environment.

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Scotland has a rich and diverse natural heritage. However, the impact of modern lifestyles can put significant pressure on our environment, with adverse impacts biodiversity and natural capital.

Understanding our relationship between human activity and the environment can help limit damage and develop nature based solutions that are positive for people and the planet.

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Climate Action Towns: supporting community-led climate action

A report that shares learning and case studies of the Climate Action Towns project and a toolkit to explore ideas and activities for embedding climate action in your place.

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Place Standard with a Climate Lens

The Place Standard with a Climate Lens has been developed to help people understand how climate change might play out in a local area and support them to design their future place with climate in mind.

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