The cross-cutting nature of the historic environment and cultural heritage bring together many interests and sectors. Changing climate conditions and other factors present management challenges and balancing demands. In this context, and as the public body for the historic environment in Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking at innovative ideas and new ways of thinking and approaches to ensure Scotland’s historic environment can be enjoyed, protected, understood and shared now and in the future. Join Alex Paterson, Chief Executive of Historic Environment Scotland for the next instalment of the Environmental Leaders Scotland House Discussion Series during the European Week of Regions and Cities to hear more about the challenges facing the historic environment in Scotland and the new approaches being implemented by HES to protect the historic environment for all. As part of the discussion Alex will highlight some of HES’ ongoing key climate change projects including the Climate Change Risk Assessment and Climate Vulnerability Index with UNESCO. Historic Environment Scotland is a Scottish public body and charity caring for more than 300 sites of national importance. HES is at the forefront of researching and investigating the historic environment and addressing the impacts of climate change on its future. Registration will begin at 8:00 with a networking breakfast, followed by the discussion session and Q&A from 8:30 to 09:30.