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Climate change resources

Climate change is a name given to the change in our climatic patterns, particularly over the last few decades. Climate change will impact on all us and it will take a concerted effort to tackle it. Learn more about the causes and impacts climate change, plus ways to tackle it.

An introduction to climate change

Human activities have increased the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, causing our planet to warm and our climate to change.

In Scotland we expect sea level rise as increased temperatures cause seawater to expand and ice sheets worldwide to melt. This will threaten our coastal communities with flooding. In addition to increasing temperatures we expect more extremes of weather. This will affect our infrastructure, the crops we can grow, our ecosystems and our natural plants and animals. Some of these changes are happening now.

We were delighted to have Heather Reid OBE attend the 2018 CCF Awards where she spoke to us about climate change worldwide and in the UK.

Take action on climate change

Following the agreement made on 12 December 2015 at the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations in Paris we all need to work hard to reduce our own carbon emissions.

Our Guide to Climate Change leaflet covers causes and impacts climate change, plus ways to tackle it. We encourage CCF Grant Recipients and other community-led organisations to share the Guide with their communities. Please see here for a print ready version of the leaflet.

The Greener Scotland website has a wealth of hints and tips of how to go green in 2018, including a series of videos about tackling climate change.

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