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Scotland’s Adaptation Capability Framework awarded top Climate Resilience prize

The Adaptation Capability Framework has won the Climate Resilience and Adaptation prize at The IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards.

The award recognises organisations that can demonstrate innovative programmes, and approaches to climate change adaptation.

The IEMA Sustainability Impact Awards which took place on 18 September, recognise the people and businesses that are transforming the world to sustainability. The annual ceremony, held online for the first time this year, showcase the achievements of organisations striving to tackle the global challenges of the climate and environmental emergency. IEMA is the professional body for people working in environment and sustainability.

Adaptation Scotland is a programme funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by sustainability charity, Sniffer.

Based at ECCI, Sniffer is an independent charity that brings people and ideas together to create a sustainable and resilient society. It helps organisations and communities understand the climate challenges and opportunities they face, and find shared solutions.

The Adaptation Scotland team offer ongoing support to organisations using the resource, with regular webinars and other resources produced to help organisations on their adaptation journey.

Ruth Wolstenholme, Sniffer’s Managing Director and Adaptation Scotland Programme Director said: “We are absolutely delighted. Winning this award is further recognition of what we believe to be an innovative, wide-reaching, practical and highly impactful resource. Its benefits have been demonstrated through the progress made by Scottish public sector organisations since its launch and indicate the potential application in other countries.

“The public sector has a crucial role to play in enabling Scotland to adapt to climate change. Taking a strong, proactive approach will ensure that vital public assets, infrastructure and services are fit for current and future generations and able to deliver positive outcomes across society.

“Feedback from the benchmarking working group confirms that the ACF is changing the way that organisations adapt and is unlocking new opportunities to drive progress.”

Adaptation Scotland helps organisations on their adaptation journey.