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Fife Council

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… resilience to the impacts of climate change – being climate ready is also called climate change adaptation. Climate Fife recognises that our society and infrastructure is designed for a historic climate that no longer exists, and that 6 https://www.gov.scot/policies/climate-change/ 7 The terms carbon neutral and net-zero are often used interchangeably…

climate disruption. With a coastline on three sides, climate change adaptation is a priority for Fife. Community resilience is often thought of in terms of the ability to withstand and prepare for short term shocks. However, resilience in communities isn’t just about ‘emergencies’, it’s also about longer-term challenges or stresses. These longer-term challenges often have the greatest impact…

… of which must be undertaken if runaway warming is to be avoided:  Cutting emissions / decarbonisation – this is called climate change mitigation;  Adapting to the physical changes of climate changeclimate change adaptation; and  Actively removing greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere (such as by tree- planting or direct capture of flue gases) – carbon sequestration. Fife…

… employing technologies to reduce the carbon emissions associated with that energy generation. These eight strategic themes will combine to form a single integrated plan for Fife as illustrated: 12 More information on these themes is given below: Innovation and co-ordination Business as usual is one of the biggest barriers to robust action to tackle climate change. Responding…

… energy efficient technologies. 13 Whilst not glamorous or innovative like many low carbon technologies, or futuristic like a hybrid vehicle, energy efficiency is likely to be the single most important workstream in helping Fife to tackle climate change. The Scottish Government has designated energy efficiency as a National Infrastructure Priority, the cornerstone of which is Energy…

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