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
Landscaping studies of technologies that can support delivery of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme (SEEP):
Lost at sea? Charting wave energy’s difficult innovation journey towards commercialisation in the UK
A seminar with Dr Matthew Hannon looking at the effectiveness of government policy designed to support wave energy innovation.
Distributional aspects of energy policy: Domestic-scale PV uptake under FITs
Installation of domestic scale PV devices is a financial, rather than an environmental consideration.
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.