Adaptation Scotland works with a wide range of partner organisations, we hope that many of them will be able to contribute to this blog. We’ll be using this page to introduce you to contributors as new blog posts are added.
Joseph provides expert scientific advice on climate change to a wide range of users in Scotland. His work includes supporting and developing the effective use of climate projections in research and decision-making. He also plays a leading role in communicating complex climate information, making it accessible to a wide range of audiences, and the development of Adaptation Scotland training courses. He is also responsible for the development of ‘headline messages’ on climate impacts in Scotland and contributes to many publications.
Karen’s work includes helping businesses and local authorities to identify and assess their climate-related risks. Karen recently co-developed an adaptation plan template for businesses which was trialled with Royal Mail and ScotRail. She is currently leading on updating Adaptation Scotland’s public sector workbook. Karen previously worked as a consultant at AEA Technology where she contributed to and managed a range of climate change adaptation and sustainability projects for the European Commission, European Environment Agency, Defra, Environment Agency and Sniffer.
Jim is Senior Land Use Policy Officer (Climate) with RSPB Scotland. This means covering the majority of climate change issues (except the sizable area of energy policy) and includes climate impacts and adaptation. Halting climate change and thereby reducing impacts on nature is critical to RSPB work but so is ensuring we help wildlife be more resilient and adapt as the climate shifts. Jim also convenes Scottish Environment LINK’s Climate Adaptation Task Force.
Anne Marte is Communications Manager for Sniffer and gives media, communications and stakeholder engagement support across Sniffer’s work. The Adaptation Scotland programme is a central part of Sniffer’s climate resilience focus.