Climate Ready Infrastructure in Scotland

Thu Apr 18 2024 at 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

ECCI | Edinburgh

Adaptation Scotland
Publisher/HostAdaptation Scotland
Climate Ready Infrastructure in Scotland
Exploring climate-related risk interdependencies in Scotland’s infrastructure.
About this Event


Infrastructure operates as a system of systems and not in isolation. It means that vulnerability and exposure to climate-related risks can cascade from one sector or operator to another and result in far-reaching societal impacts. For example, disruption to power infrastructure resulting in disruption to rail services.

In the Third UK Climate Change Risk Assessment, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) identified 13 key infrastructure climate risks. Risks to infrastructure networks (water, energy, transport, ICT) from cascading failures was one of those identified, with more action on addressing this risk required across UK and Devolved governments.

There is a strong case for collaboration across infrastructure operators in Scotland to resolve this gap in our understanding, and an opportunity to undertake preliminary analysis of climate-related risk interdependencies.

The Scottish Government has recently published its draft Scottish National Adaptation Plan 2024-2029 (SNAP3) for public consultation. The draft Plan includes an outcome area focused on public services and infrastructure, and the consultation includes specific questions on cascading climate risks and decision-making guidance for infrastructure operators.

Event objectives:

Our intention is for the event to:

· Provide a space for owners and / or operators of infrastructure in Scotland to share their approaches to understanding climate-related risks on their assets and operations.

· Showcase some of the latest climate adaptation plans published by operators of critical national infrastructure in Scotland.

· Gather views on co-commissioning a national level climate change risk assessment focussed on risk interdependencies between infrastructure operators in Scotland.

· Gather views and inform the further development of the Scottish National Adaptation Plan (SNAP3) – currently out for consultation.

Who is the workshop for:

Professionals working with owners and / or operators of infrastructure in Scotland. Prior knowledge of climate impacts in Scotland and/or approaches to risk assessment and management would be beneficial but are not essential.

Who is running the workshop?
The workshop is being run jointly by Network Rail and the Adaptation Scotland programme, delivered by sustainability charity Sniffer.

Access and Catering:

Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided - please indicate any dietary requirements when registering your attendance.

We want to maximise your ability to participate. Please let us know of any accessibility needs or assistance you may require. You can contact [email protected] to discuss any adjustments we can put in place.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

ECCI, High School Yards, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


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