ClimateXChange is Scotland's centre of expertise on climate change. We provide a research, advice and analysis service to Scottish Government policy teams and associated public agencies.
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. Our members provide wide-ranging expertise on how we can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, how different sectors can adapt to Scotland's changing climate, and how to create climate change policies that are fair and make the most of Scotland's assets.
Our work provides an evidence base for Scottish Government policy making through timely and objective research and expert advice. Researchers in 14 of Scotland's leading research and higher education institutions are members of ClimateXChange.
ClimateXChange has three different ways of working. We provide a call-down service to respond to immediate questions and requests for evidence raised by Scottish Government policy teams. We also work in partnership with the Scottish Government and its agencies to identify upcoming evidence needs, and then independently plan our research and analysis to meet policy timelines. And we facilitate conversations and broker knowledge across sectors, disciplines and institutions to provide new insights for policy.
Our aim is to be a world-renowned Centre of Expertise. We use our academic network locally, nationally and internationally to deliver objective, independent, integrated and authoritative evidence.
ClimateXChange liaises closely with other Scottish Government funded initiatives, like Adaptation Scotland, to minimize gaps or overlaps between our services. We also work closely with the UK Committee on Climate Change, UK Climate Impacts Partnership (UKCIP), Living With Environmental Change (LWEC), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) and the Met Office. This ensures that we share the latest and best data and research insights.
ClimateXChange is one of three Scottish Government Centres of Expertise. We work closely with CREW – Centre of Expertise for Waters, to provide a seamless interface for policy customers.
ClimateXChange has been funded by the Scottish Government on an annual basis since 1 April 2011. As a publicly funded network, we publish our work through our website.