The impacts of climate change are a key challenge for local authorities and the communities that they serve. Earlier research by greenspace scotland demonstrated the potential for the design and management of greenspace to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban areas.
This resource explores the opportunities to adjust the design and management of parks to maximise climate change benefits. Although the emphasis is on retro-fitting parks to deliver climate change actions, the concepts and actions explored in this resource can be applied to a wider range of greenspace types and to newly created greenspaces.
There are five sections:
This resource has been developed with support from Scottish Natural Heritage and draws on expert contributions from a number of Scottish local authorities and agencies.