Welcome to ClimateXChange - Scotland's centre of expertise on climate change. We provide independent advice, research and analysis to support the Scottish Government as it develops and implements policies on adapting to the changing climate and the transition to a low carbon society. more…
Agriculture is a key business in Scotland, covering 80% of the landmass. Apart from producing food and drink, agriculture is also important for biodiversity, in maintaining water quality and for vital ecosystem services. more…
The way we construct and use our built environment generates substantial greenhouse gas emissions. more…
Energy is critical in our everyday lives and to keep public services, industry and businesses running. The way we currently produce and use energy contributes significantly to climate change. more…
Forests are an important carbon sink, through the tree crop, vegetation and soil. This gives Scotland’s forests a key role in reducing climate change. Managing and expanding forests and restoring suitable afforested peatland sites are important to increase the carbon storage capacity. more…
Scotland’s rich flora and fauna are an important part of people’s everyday life. They underpin many aspects of Scotland’s economy and the health and wellbeing of its people. Caring for, and protecting, the natural environment is critical; it is also challenging as our climate changes. more…
In the spotlight
Adaptation: Setting the challenge
Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, set a clear challenge as she opened the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference in Glasgow in early June:
'The global community must prepare for the further inevitable changes in climate. Delaying or failing to take action only increase the costs and risks and multiply climate injustice.'
Invitation to tender: Farmyard Manure and Slurry Management and Anaerobic Digestion in Scotland – Practical Application on Farm
ClimateXChange wishes to commission an analysis of the market potential for anaerobic digestion as a tool for the management of excess waste (farmyard manure and slurry) in the livestock industry in Scotland.
EU climate change case studies
A set of case studies focusing on heat, transport and agricultural policies across Europe.
Review of Light and Shadow Effects from Wind Turbines in Scotland
A review of how light and shadow effects from wind farms are considered in the development planning process in Scotland
Muirburn, peatland and peat soils
This evidence assessment look at the impact of using muirburn as a land management tool.
Security of electricity supply
A study of current level of transmission import capability and investigating the transmission import capability required going f…
Technologies that can support Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme
Three landscaping studies of technologies that can support delivery of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme.
Public Engagement with Energy System Change in Scotland
A report on current evidence regarding public engagement on energy system change.