SDG 13 – Climate Action – Loch Ken Trust

Nestled in the beautiful Glenkens, Loch Ken spans 14 kilometres, drawing its freshwater from the North via the Water of Ken and from the West via the River Dee. In 2020, the Loch Ken Trust was formed to, in their own words, “promote the natural, cultural and recreational assets of the Loch Ken area, for the benefit of the public and to support sustainable local communities.” and one way in which they do this is through the Building Resilience Capacity Project (BRC). The BRC supports local communities in their preparation, defence against and recovery from the impact of extreme weather events as a result of climate change. This includes deploying the Loch Ken Ranger and Resilience Service to act as ‘first responders’ and to provide tenants and homeowners with helpful advice and guidance on local climate change impacts and actions that can be taken to address these. The project exemplifies the Loch Ken Trust’s commitment to actively taking steps to address climate change and supporting communities to make a change, as well as building resilience against the impact of such – effectively contributing to the United Nation’s mission to address Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action. 

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