Monitoring and evaluating (M&E) is a central part of assessing the effectiveness of our efforts to tackle climate change. Scotland (and the wider UK) was one of the pioneering countries in the development of an adaptation M&E framework, and is one of a handful of countries that have a system that is fully operationalised.

Our aim is to set out principles for metrics that better answer questions regarding whether Scotland is adapting to the impacts of climate change, and whether resilience is increasing and opportunities are being realised.

The research has looked at areas of strength and areas needing improvement and how to integrate this M&E approach into the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme (SCCAP) using an outcomes focus. 

Read the Adaptation Sub-Committee's advice on using an outcome focus in the SCCAP

Read more about the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme