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…
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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.
Experts and evidence in public decision making
Following ClimateXChange's project on citizens juries we have reviewed ten similar projects to understand how witnesses are bein…
The risk of overheating in healthcare buildings
This scoping study will look at how to assess the risk of overheating in buildings housing vulnerable people in Scotland. This c…