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
UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 Evidence Report
The Committee on Climate Change has published their evidence report for the 2017 climate change risk assessment. The report sets out the urgent need for action to adapt to the risks from a changing climate.
Invitation to tender: A scoping study on assessment practices for noise impacts from renewable technologies
Invitation to tender: A scoping study on assessment practices for noise impacts from renewable technologies.
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
Livestock Health & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reducing the emissions intensity of ruminants is key to reducing agricultural emissions in Scotland.
The Smart Accelerator: A Qualitative Process Evaluation
This report looks at hos to reate Smart Project Partnerships
Effectiveness of greenhouse gas emission policies in local development plans
A study of the effectiveness of local planning authorities' policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new buildings.