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Highland Adapts

Highland Adapts

Highland Adapts brings our communities, businesses, land managers and public sector together to facilitate transformational action towards a prosperous, climate-ready Highland.

Guiding Principles:

  • Transformational Action through brave leadership, we embed hope and prioritise action.
  • Collaboration we facilitate working together and the sharing of knowledge, expertise and resources.
  • Place-based we are place-centred, with an approach that is bottom-up and fully inclusive.
  • Evidence-based all our action is supported by up to date qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Sustainable we only endorse robust, resilient and future-proof actions using the blueprint of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a flourishing, climate-ready future for all.
  • Influence we use our presence and connections to support cultural change
  • Climate and social justice our work is rooted in a deep understanding of the needs and priorities of communities.
  • Build capacity through education, knowledge sharing and facilitating connections we increase confidence and the ability to adapt in others
  • Celebrate we communicate and promote ongoing inspiring climate action and initiatives.
  • Empower we enable communities/places to increase control over their ability to adapt to and mitigate climate change.


  • Develop a strong knowledge and evidence base, setting out the climate risks and opportunities that will affect the region
  • Facilitate information sharing through a range of resources
  • Identify opportunities to reduce and overcome these climate risks
  • Develop a shared adaptation strategy and suite of action plans
  • Support others to use plans to form the basis of projects and activities across the public sector, community, land management and business sector plans, strategies and investments
  • Support the public sector to embed climate change adaptation throughout their business
  • Support community climate change action.

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