Climate Change and the Natural Heritage
‘Climate Change and the Natural Heritage – SNH’s Approach and Action Plan’ sets out our strategic priorities and the key actions for delivering them over the next few years. This document was published on 21 July 2009, and launched by Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change.
The statement makes clear our concern about climate change which we view as the most serious risk to the natural heritage over coming decades. It sets out our strong support for mitigation and adaptation measures, and identifies our objectives with respect to each. Over coming months our approach will help deliver the commitments made through the Scottish climate change legislation and help implement the requirements of the Scottish Adaptation Framework. It will also support delivery of the Scottish Government’s strategic objectives; and in particular the Greener Scotland objective to improve Scotland’s natural and built environment and the sustainable use and enjoyment of it.
n line with the Government’s overall desire to achieve a simpler and more cohesive public sector we have sought to achieve alignment with other public bodies. We have already reviewed the synergies between our Action Plan and the Action Plans already published by SEPA and the Forestry Commission Scotland, and that being prepared by Historic Scotland, and have published jointly with them a four-agency leaflet statement on
In accordance with the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005, SNH prepared and consulted on an Environmental Report on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Climate Change Policy Statement and Action Plan, and the statement as published has taken this comment into account. A Post-Adoption Statement setting out how consultation comments were taken into account is also available.
To find out more information contact:
or by post to
Scottish Natural Heritage
Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh, EH12 7AT.
If you have any queries, or wish to request a copy of the documents then please contact Marion Mulholland on 07881 673 352
Professor Colin A. Galbraith
SNH Policy and Advice