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Major boost for regional climate action

Following the publication of the Climate Ready Clyde vision document, a new Partnership is being established to drive forward climate change adaptation across the Glasgow City region.

The new Climate Ready Clyde Partnership will hit the ground running to prepare a major EU Life Fund bid and develop a Regional Strategy and Action Plan.

The GCV Green Network Partnership are one of a number of partners working on regional adaptation planning and Max Hislop, GCV Green Network Partnership Programme Manager said,

"The Climate Ready Clyde Partnership will built on the work we have compiled with Adaptation Scotland to predict how climate changes will affect our region in the future and identify ways in which the Green Network can help prepare the City Region for these changes.”

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VACANCY: Climate Ready Clyde Project Manager

An exciting new position has become available for a Project Manager to establish and deliver the new regional Climate Ready Clyde Partnership.

For more information and to apply click here >>

Grant Aid for Woodland Creation

Forestry Commission Scotland are providing grant aid for woodland creation and management under the Scottish Rural Development Programme.

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley Forestry and Woodland Strategy (FWS) is one of a suite of Background Reports which support Clydeplan, the regional Strategic Development Plan. 

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Celebrating 10 years of partnership

The Glasgow and Clyde Valley (GCV) Green Network Partnership this month celebrated a momentous 10 years of partnership.

As part of the festivities a small celebratory event was hosted in the city, at which a brand new GCV Green Network case study and infographic was launched charting the history of the Green Network.

The event brought together some of the key figures in the GCV Green Network’s story including one of its founding fathers, Vincent Goodstadt former GCV Structure Plan Manager and original Green Network visionary.

Vincent GoodstadtVincent said “I’m delighted to see continued ambition and determination to work toward making the Green Network vision a reality and build on the progress that’s been made in the last 10 years”.

“I am encouraged by the enthusiasm still held by key partners like Forestry Commission Scotland, SNH, and the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, and at the support lent by the Scottish Government and the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) Trust.

“I have no doubt the GCV Green Network will continue to thrive in coming years. This is essential if we are to deliver real change in the quality of people’s lives, especially those most disadvantaged in our communities”

Another of the event contributors, Bridget Campbell, Director of Environment & Forestry at Scottish Government, said, “The GCV Green Network is a vital component of the CSGN covering a third of the CSGN area and home to 50% of its population, in order to make the CSGN happen programmes like the GCV Green Network need to succeed.”

“As a National Development, delivery of the CSGN is a high priority and crucial to Scotland’s economic competitiveness.”

The Partnership’s case study can be found on the website at: http://www.gcvgreennetwork.gov.uk/case-studies/gn-thinking


Partnership launches showcase film

The Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership (GCVGNP) has today launched Showcasing the Partnership, a film to promote the Partnership’s success.

The film, featuring two key case studies, tells the story of how the Partnership is helping masterplan the Green Network into new development, and retrofitting it into existing areas.



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Seven Lochs set to improve water vole habitat

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The UK’s largest population of water voles is set to be protected on the edge of the Seven Lochs Wetland Park as part of a new scheme supported by a £4,000 award from Grow Wild.

The scheme, delivered by young people at Lochend Community High School will transform the chosen site from a derelict fly-tipped wasteland into a safe, wild flower rich and attractive place. This will support existing water vole habitats and raise awareness of their importance whilst involving the local community.

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