Edinburgh Adapts

A wide range of organisations and individuals care for the historic environment across the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Organisation: City of Edinburgh Council, with 20 partner organisations, including Historic Environment Scotland, Edinburgh World Heritage and the University of Edinburgh
Project title: Edinburgh Adapts

Edinburgh Adapts, the city’s first Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan and Vision for a Climate Ready Edinburgh, were launched in 2016. The historic environment was mainstreamed into the project and partners made significant progress this year in delivering actions, including publishing a climate change risk assessment and a new asset management plan for HES properties, embedding adaptation in the Edinburgh Design Guidance, holding historic property maintenance events and ensuring inclusion of climate change in the new World Heritage Site Management Plan.  Edinburgh Adapts was showcased at the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference and the UN Climate Change Conference in 2017.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 08 – Improve or maintain the state of Scotland’s historic sites and places
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Relevant web links: www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/download/1256/resilient_edinburgh

Reviewed: September 2018