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
First independent assessment of progress against the SCCAP
The Committee on Climate Change say a range of adapatation plans are in place and action underway. However, their main recommendation is that Scotland should state more clearly what its policies for adapting to climate change are and monitor their implementation.
The CXC model of knowledge exchange
Our learning and samples of our work to illustrate the key processes to successful knowledge exchange between research and policy.
Impact of wind farms on property prices
A study of the impacts of wind farms on domestic property prices in Scotland.
Can silvo-pastoral agroforestry systems contribute to Scotland’s emission reduction targets?
Significant carbon and greenhouse gas emission savings can be made through silvo-pastoral agroforestry systems in which woodlan…
Local energy systems in the UK: Taking stock and looking forward
This event brought researchers, policymakers, community energy practitioners, and other private, public and third sector stakeho…
Assessing the consideration of flood risk by Scottish local planning authorities
A study of how current and future flood risk is being accounted for in land-use planning decisions in Scotland.
An evaluation of perceived quality of service for bus transport in Scotland
This policy note explores how users perceive quality of bus services in Scotland and provides insights into how further bus patr…
On-farm technologies for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland
20 options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Scottish farms