As part of their obligations under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act Scottish Ministers have asked the Committee on Climate Change to assess progress on implementing the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.
The first assessment was published in 2016. Our suite of indicators was part of the evidence the Committee used to measure how well Scotland is doing and make recommendations.
For the second assessment the Committee asked CXC to update a set of the indicators. The decision on whether to update an indicator was based on both the availability of new data and the use of the indicator in the first assessment.
The Committee finds progress on a number policies and actions since their last assessment in 2016.
In particular it notes progress on managing current and future climate risk since the first assessment relates to peatland restoration, actions to increase marine resilience and an improved understanding of the number of people in Scotland living in areas at flood risk.
The updated indicators are:
We also developed a briefing note on ‘Uptake of water metering’