This report both demonstrates the urgent requirement for ‘climate ready’ infrastructure in Scotland and sets out the benefits that this type of infrastructure can deliver.
Content type: Posters and handouts
Last updated: 22 September 2022
Author/s: Gordon Brown
Scotland’s climate is changing. From flooding to wildfires, our infrastructure is facing pressures that, for the most part, it wasn’t designed to withstand.
Without urgent action we risk a series of infrastructure failures that would hurt the economy, be costly to resolve, and threaten the safety and wellbeing of infrastructure users.
We must act quickly to adapt and retrofit our infrastructure so it is resilient to these impacts and can continue to perform. We must make it climate ready.
This report has detailed the bigger opportunity to be captured from bringing forward climate ready infrastructure:
To capture these benefits, we must act with urgency, establish an Infrastructure Adaptation Task Force, Measure Value and align existing policy levers. Infrastructure underpins every aspect of Scotland’s economy and society. We have a duty to ensure that our assets can best serve us all by delivering infrastructure that is resilient, sustainable and supports our wellbeing.
With decisive action, collaborative working and sound stewardship of our infrastructure assets, Scotland can deliver economic, social and environmental value through infrastructure that is fit for the future, infrastructure that is climate ready.