Climate Hazards & Resilience in the Workplace Handbook & Workbook launch
Presented by ECCI residents Adaptation Scotland
Join Linda Somerville, STUC Deputy General Secretary; Lilian Macer, Unison Scotland Convenor, and the Adaptation Scotland programme for this online webinar to launch new resources to help identify climate hazards and improve resilience in Scotland’s workplaces.
Responding to the climate emergency requires a rapid transition to net zero, but it also needs us to adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change on temperature, rainfall, sea level rise and extreme weather events. All workers whether they work indoors, outdoors, offshore or travel for a living are increasingly vulnerable to disruption, damage, and potential injury from climate change impacts such as windstorms, flooding, and heatwaves.
Whether we work indoors, outdoors, offshore or travel for a living - all workers could be increasingly vulnerable to climate change. More severe and frequent extreme weather events like storms or heatwaves increase the risk of injury, disruption and economic damages. Over the last year Adaptation Scotland and the Scottish Trade Union movement have worked together to create resources to help workers identify climate risks and take action to adapt. View the resources here.
The resources combine the latest climate change science and the lived experience of trade union representatives from across Scotland, which suggests that climate change impacts, without adaptation, threaten health and safety. However, well planned adaptation action to increase climate resilience can also address other workplace challenges; and deliver a wide range of co-benefits for physical and mental wellbeing, productivity, welfare, and nature. Such action can transform our poorest communities and present massive opportunities for Scotland’s workers and industries.