Blog category: Blog

Getting adaptation into practice – reflections from ECCA 2017

Clare Downing’s experience at ECCA 2017 confirms that we need to communicate about adaptation where people who need our services will find them, rather than expecting people to come to us.

Posted 27 June 2017

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l could fill a whole forum with stories of things that didn’t work…

Communication failures can be really key to the development of adaptation communication practice – Tanya Wilkins explains.

Posted 19 April 2017

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What makes a risk assessment useful for policymakers?

Join our session at ECCA 2017 to explore how to make adaptation plans usable – Roger Street explains the premise of the discussion.


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Measuring adaptation in light of the Paris Agreement: reflections from the Adaptation Metrics Conference

Timo Leiter reports on the development of adaptation metrics, and how a one-size-fits all approach is not the best option.

Posted 8 December 2016

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Know your audience: watermelon or c’onservative?

Are communications experts forgetting their own advice, and missing audience values? Tanya Wilkins takes inspiration from a Climate Outreach masterclass.

Posted 13 May 2016

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Public awareness and difficult decisions: what can we learn from George and Joey?

The Chancellor’s action on sugary drinks has got Patrick Pringle, UKCIP’s Deputy Director, thinking. Why are difficult decisions about climate change not being presented with the same urgency, and what role can awareness raising play in making these decisions more acceptable?

Posted 17 March 2016

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Building adaptive capacity in Scotland

Sophie Turner explains how Adaptation Scotland’s ALE programme encourages individuals from public sector bodies to collaborate and share learning on adaptation.

Posted 12 November 2015

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Time to get radical – why the current NAP falls short

New report from the CCC suggests the vision for adaptation in the UK must be more ambitious, with meaningful action to reduce our vulnerability to climate change.

Posted 30 June 2015

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What next for adaptation in the UK?

The election result was clear-cut. However, the future for adaptation is somewhat muddy…

Posted 11 May 2015

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Climate Local – helping local authorities become climate resilient

Mazvita Chari from Climate Local explains how, despite budget cuts and a changing political agenda, there is still support for local government and adaptation.

Posted 29 April 2015

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