Understanding Natural Heritage and Climate Change Adaptation

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October 29, 2019

Understanding Natural Heritage and Climate Change Adaptation

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Angus Council

October 29, 2019
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    Outcomes  People will understand the context of the climate

    emergency that we are facing  Begin the process of co create a coherent response across a large number of organisation to the issue of climate change  There will be a commitment to working together  There will be a commitment to take specific action within each organisation
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    At your tables: Introduce your self Where you work What

    your job role is What you would like to get out of this afternoon
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Meeting the challenges

    of climate change – the need for collective action in Angus Denise Reed Area Manager – Scottish Natural Heritage
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 1ºC 4ºC 3ºC

    2ºC 2100 2000 1900 1.5ºC 2ºC Paris Agreement Business as Usual Requires annual emission reductions of 6-7% p.a. from all developed countries (including China and USA) from 2020 1,000 GtC 2030 2050 The Climate and Nature Emergency
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Why Climate Change

    Matters Impacts in Scotland: - Increased risk of flooding - Change in our coast - The health and well-being of our people - Resilience and performance of our businesses - Availability and quality of water - Our cultural heritage and identity - Prod - Productivity of our agriculture and forests - - Occurrence of pests and diseases - Security and efficiency of our energy supply - Infrastructure network connectivity - The health of our environment - The quality of our soils -
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 26th Sept –

    SG climate change bill passed • The Scottish Parliament has voted to pass the Climate Change Bill after MSPs backed a Scottish Labour amendment aimed at strengthening targets for a 75% cut in emissions by 2030. • A 75% reduction by 2030 translates as ~7% reductions each year from 2020, more than twice Scotland’s overall effort to date.
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Committing to zero

    emissions Published: 11 Sep 2019 Consultation: All public bodies will need to set a date for reaching zero greenhouse gas emissions and publish annual updates on their progress under plans to put the public sector at the heart of Scotland’s transition to a net-zero society.
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Possible ways to

    achieve this • Adaptation and resilience adjusting to the impacts of climate change to reduce the negative impacts and exploit any opportunities. • Carbon sequestration and land management • Resilient infrastructure and emergency planning • Public information • Mitigation - curbing greenhouse gases • Low carbon organisations • Reduce emissions • Reduce waste
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    Meeting the challenge …… At your tables consider the following

    : • What is coming up for you as you listen to what Denise has said? • What questions (if any) do you have for Denise ?
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba A Nature Rich

    Future and its role in Combatting Climate change Sue Lawrence SNH Operations Manager
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba Nature as part

    of the solution – to help reduce climate change and help adapt to it • Carbon sequestration • Scottish Government target of 250,000ha of degraded peatlands restored by 2030 and woodland cover increased to 21% by 2032. • Natural flood management • Ecological networks • Blue/green infrastructure including sustainable urban drainage
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba SNH’s Climate Change

    Commitment… towards …a nature-rich future SNH has delivered climate change actions for many years, and - to respond further to the climate emergency - we’re now focusing on expanded and new areas of work.
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 1. Changing use

    of the land Scottish Natural Heritage Degraded nature will release greenhouse gases and exacerbate flood risks. A healthy environment plays a key part in sequestering greenhouse gases and regulating water flows to reduce flood risk. A nature-rich future is our best insurance policy for a low carbon pathway that will tackle the twin challenges of climate change and the declining state of nature.
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 2. Changing use

    of the sea and coasts The ocean is the earth’s largest carbon sink. Management planning for Marine Protected Areas Guidance on blue carbon storage Natural flood defences
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 3. Tackling climate-change

    effects on native habitats and species • Re-align our work on invasive non-native species towards climate change resilience. • Lead Scotland wide initiatives to enhance the resilence of woodlands and a range of coastal species that are vulnerable to climate change. • Develop a new conservation approach for protected areas.
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 4. Supporting climate

    resilient communities • The value of blue/green infrastructure to communities, building resilience to climate change and helping wildlife. • Work with local authorities on open space networks and green corridors. • Active travel networks • Green Infrastructure Investment Fund - £37.5 million in urban greenspace.
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 5. Enabling new

    development that helps address climate change • Renewable energy developments on and offshore. • Work with Scottish Government to find more effective ways to guide new developments away from peat and other carbon-rich soils. • Work with Scottish Government on green finance mechanisms to direct private investment, including commitments from new development, into nature based solutions. • Expand our support to national and local government on planning for climate-resilient and low-carbon settlements.
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    Scottish Natural Heritage Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba 6. Managing SNH’s

    own emissions and sequestration • Enhance carbon storage on our landholdings. • Reduce energy consumption in our buildings. • Cut emissions eg flights, all-electric vehicle fleet, active travel and public transport. • New technologies to minimise carbon use in survey work. • Ensure our decisions on our policies, projects, goods and services have as low a carbon footprint as possible.
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    What are the climate change challenges you are currently aware

    of in relation to your service or organisation? What else do you need to start considering given what you have heard this afternoons so far? (Think worse case scenarios) What are you currently doing to mitigate and manage the risk posed? Discuss the following questions
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     Adaptation Policy in Angus  Partnership Working  Case

    Studies  Sharing Good Practice  Future Plans Outline
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    Climate Change History in Angus  Beginnings – Rio Summit

    & LA 21  Scotland’s Climate Change declaration – 2007  Climate Change (Scotland) Order 2015
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    Adaptation Planning  Climate Change Strategy & Action plan 201-16

     ANGUS Adapts  Sustainable Energy & Climate Action Plan
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    Case Study 1 - River Restoration Restoring Natural Processes 

    Rottal Burn  Pow Burn  Acharn  Moulzie  Quharity Burn *other catchments?
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    Case Study 2 – Contour Planting Ecosystem Services  Glen

    Clova & Glen Doll  Natural Flood management  Soil Protection & Restoration  Carbon Storage  Livestock Shelter  Biodiversity Benefits  Air Purification  Green Corridors
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    Case Study 3 – Blair House Building Better Biodiversity 

    Reusing Stones to Create Habitat  Living Turf Wall & Moss Roof  Scottish Timber & Local Larch Cladding  Swallow Roosts & Bat Entrances in Eaves  Rainwater Drainage System
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    Case Study 4 – Save Our Small Blue Community Habitat

    Enhancement  Creating Ecological Corridors  Enhancing Habitat  Encouraging Resilience  Understanding Climate & working on Solutions  Citizen Science
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    Sharing Good Practice & Creating Opportunities  Catchment Groups 

    Land Use Events  Education  Biodiversity  CIEEM  International SGP
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    What’s Next?  SECAP  RSECP CMP2  LBAP 2016

    -26  SISI  BCF – 2020 Source to Sea Challenge!
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    Partnership Working is the Best! Lots of opportunities & benefits…for

    everyone Get in touch: dempseyk@angus.gov.uk @angusenvironews @southesknews
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    In order to manage the impact of climate change: •

    What does your organisation need to: • start doing? • do more of? • stop doing? • Who should your organisation begin working with? Planning for adaption……………
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    On a sticky…… Please commit to an action that you

    are going to take as a consequence of what you have heard this afternoon. Write the action on a sticky - with your name and organisation