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OCT
02

Climate Resilience Briefing Session and Tour

A joint Politicians in Planning Network, RTPI Scotland and COSLA event

Date:
Thursday, 02 October 2014 at 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Venue:
COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH
Organiser:
RTPI Scotland
scotland@rtpi.org.uk

The next PIPA/ COSLA/ RTPI Scotland event offers politicians interested in planning the opportunity to visit two locations along the award winning Braid Burn flood prevention scheme in South Edinburgh. There will be an opportunity to see key features of the scheme and discuss some of the successes and lessons learnt from introducing resilience measures ranging from large scale engineering works to changing the management of parks and playing fields.

Context

Scotland’s climate is changing significantly. We are already experiencing more severe weather events, heavy rainfall, sea level rise and long term increases in temperature across all seasons. These changes are set to continue for decades to come. Local Authorities, along with all public bodies,  have a statutory duty under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 to increase resilience.

Prior to the visit there will be a briefing session at COSLA, which will provide an overview  of the climate resilience challenges facing local authorities and will highlight opportunities to increase resilience whilst delivering multiple economic, environmental and social benefits.

Programme

1330 Briefing session at COSLA

1400 Transport by coach

1430 Site Visits

1600 Travel back to Haymarket

Booking

Places need to be booked by Friday 19 September.  Email scotland@rtpi.org.uk to reserve a place.