Local Climate Adaptation Leadership Event


On Wednesday June 19 2019 at Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow City Council and COSLA will organise a training event for Scottish elected members on climate adaptation.

This comes from participation in the EU Urban Agenda and Partnership for Climate Adaptation, a platform supported by the European Commission to bring cities together with partners to address key issues. One action that has arisen is a series of training events for elected members on climate adaptation, disaster-risk reduction and local resilence.

The aim is to raise the profile of adaptation as part of the wider climate change agenda, link adaptation to the wider international context, share learning, raise awareness of the national context and outline tools that can support Councils in adaptation. There will be focus on supporting elected members to lead adaptation activity in their authority. The date has been set to coincide with the World Forum on Climate Justice being held in the City June 19 – 22.

The event will bring together key Scottish and international stakeholders to inform and support elected members. This includes ClimateXChange, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise on Climate Change and Climate Ready Clyde, responsible for the Climate Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan for Glasgow City Region.

It is supported by COSLA’s European umbrella body – the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and the EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy. A networking lunch will be provided.

We hope you will join us on June 19 to discuss increasing the adaptive capacity of Scottish Councils. The invitation is open to all elected members.