Protecting Fife for generations to come
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A climate change adaptation framework to help Fife cope with the environmental impact of climate change was approved by Fife Council's Environment, Enterprise & Transportation Committee last week, on Thursday 7 October, 2010.
SEPA, Fife Coast & Countryside Trust and NHS Fife all worked in partnership with the Council to develop this framework. The adaptation measures are designed to protect the coastline from rising sea levels and increase groundwater storage to reduce flood risk.
Cllr.Tony Martin, Chair of the Environment, Enterprise & Transportation Committee, commented: “With this framework Fife Council has not only made a commitment to reduce our carbon footprint, we’ve developed a framework for how we will adapt to cope with the unavoidable impacts of climate change. This will help to reduce some of the emergency situations which can result from severe weather, saving Fife’s land and coastline for future generations. We are one of the first local authorities to develop a climate change adaptation framework which supports our aim to become the leading ’green’ council in Scotland.”