ClimateXChange (CXC) is one of four Scottish Government’s centres of expertise. We commission research on policy relevant questions across net zero and resilience to climate change for Scottish Government policy teams. We were established in 2011.
CXC is funded by the Scottish Government primarily through the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS).
Our current three-year research programme has been agreed with RESAS for 2022-2025, with possible extension to 2027, and it is subject to annual review and confirmation.
The Scottish Government propose topics for ClimateXChange research projects, which are prioritised by representatives from RESAS, the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor (OCEA) and the Climate Change Division. All our commissions are published on our website.
As well as being in on-going contact with both RESAS and individual policy teams, we report on our activities to RESAS at the end of each financial year.
CXC is overseen by four directors who are responsible for providing strategic direction, managing CXC’s knowledge exchange and research, and ensuring effective delivery of project outputs.
The directorate has theme leads for resilience; social change and behaviour sciences; business, finance and employment; environmental social science, local climate governance and adoption of low-carbon energy technologies. They provide expertise on methodological approaches, research ethics, interdisciplinary research and best practice. A key task is to link in and signpost to expertise external to CXC.
Within their theme and across the programme, they also support evolution and development of knowledge exchange approaches, and identify scope for developing CXC.