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S5W-03232: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 27 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the recommendations in the report, Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme: An independent assessment for the Scottish Parliament, what plans it has to (a) address insufficient data on progress made and (b) implement an effective monitoring regime and timetable of delivery across government directorates.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 12 October 2016

The next Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme, due in 2019, will take into account the recommendation to 'introduce an effective monitoring and evaluation regime, to allow the impact of actions and delivery of each objective to be fully assessed'. This work will be undertaken by Scottish Government in collaboration with a range of relevant stakeholders including ClimateXChange - Scotland's centre of climate change science expertise.

We will consider the areas highlighted in the report which recommend the need for further data on progress and work with stakeholders such as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Planning Authorities, Scottish Natural Heritage, National Health Service, Health Protection Scotland, Scottish business representatives and Scottish Water to improve these datasets.