Business

Climate resilience is essential for businesses to protect their people, infrastructure, services, and reputations, while also contributing to the well-being of their local community. It is a strategic imperative for businesses to adapt to the changing climate to secure their long-term success. Check out the links below for more resources to help your business.

Adaptation Finance Guide and Business Cases

This resource is suitable for sustainability, finance, and project development focused professionals, to help you understand the shortfall between the finance available for adaptation and the amount needed. The guide will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to support funding an adaptation project in Scotland.

Is your business Climate Ready?

This checklist will help you to control the threats, impacts, and opportunities presented to all areas of your business. It is important to consider how your business may need to adapt to any changes in demand for goods/services, or if supply chains are disrupted. Adaptation Scotland provide trading and business protection advice to help make your premises more climate resilient.

Guide to Building Maintenance in a Changing Climate

Are you a property owner? This guide will allow you to find out how local buildings may be impacted by climate change. Learn about protecting your building from damage and decay, whilst being guided on how to carry out repairs and reduce the risk of higher costs for future repairs as some properties may be irreplaceable.

Climate Hazards & Resilience in the Workplace

A range of adaptation solutions have been developed to help businesses identify any climate related hazards in the workplace. Adaptation Scotland and the Scottish Trade Union have worked together to allow workers a voice in the practicality of understanding and tackling the challenges of damage, disruption, and potential workplace injuries. A handbook, workbook and webinar recordings are available to help you identify climate related hazards and provides tools on how to action adaptation measures in a socially just way to build resilience.

Local Climate Adaptation Tool (LCAT)

LCAT is an evidence-based tool for local decision makers to provide locally-relevant information about (1) how local climates will change, (2) what health and community impacts may occur as a result, (3) who will be most vulnerable and why, (4) which adaptations to consider.

Introductory Guide to Climate Adaptation

This introductory guide focusses on what climate adaptation is, why it is needed and how to do it well. It is aimed at local services and decisionmakers. For example, those working for local authorities, NHS organisations, emergency services, charities or businesses.