Consumer Scotland is an independent statutory body established to ensure consumer interests are at the heart of a fair, transparent and sustainable Scottish marketplace.

The Consumer Scotland report on overcoming barriers to the successful roll-out of blue-green infrastructure to tackle the increased risk of flooding through climate change was published on 15 September. 

Within Scotland, there is a growing recognition that more innovative, nature-based approaches to managing flood risk are needed in order improve urban resilience and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The report finds that nature-based approaches represent a fundamental shift in thinking towards viewing rainwater not simply as a ‘risk’ to be managed, but as a vital resource that can deliver multifunctional, tangible benefits for consumers and for the environment. In addition to their contribution to urban flood mitigation, blue-green spaces offer a host of other benefits to consumers and the wider environment.

Read the Report