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Question reference: S6W-23282

  • Asked by: Maurice Golden, MSP for North East Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 28 November 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 7 December 2023


To ask the Scottish Government which NHS boards have published a climate change adaptation plan, as required by the NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy 2022-2026.


Paragraphs 77 and 78 of the NHS Scotland Climate Emergency and Sustainability Strategy 2022-2026 outline adaptation requirements for NHS Scotland Health Boards. In particular paragraph 77 requires that Health Boards will prepare and implement climate change adaptations plan to ensure resilience of service under changing climate conditions.

As of today, 16 NHS Scotland Health Boards have completed a climate change adaptation plan. Five Health Boards have started but not completed their adaptation plan, and one Health Board will begin work on its adaptation plan before the end of the year.