ClimateXChange comprises researchers in Scotland’s leading research and higher education institutions, who oversee our programme of co-developed research. 

We provide three distinct functions:

Our core tasks are project managent, research and communications and knowledge exchange

Long Description

Diagramme of our three core tasks: Project management; understanding client needs; reducing administrative burden; delivering at pace with flexibility; and obtaining value for money through a breadth of contractors. Research: defining research scope and questions; improving knowledge and evidence for policy; creating an accessible evidence base; and providing expertise through useful and usable outputs. Communications and knowledge exchange; facilitating and acting as a knowledge broker; building understanding and capability ‘both ways’; and providing consistency and corporate knowledge.

Long description ends.

Proposals for CXC research projects come from across the Scottish Government. They are prioritised by representatives from the Rural and Environment Science Analytical Services Division (RESAS), the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor (OCEA) and the Climate Change Division.

Across the research programme we respond to the policy agenda in the Scottish Government, e.g. providing evidence and analysis to help policy and analytical teams develop and implement the Scottish Climate Change Plan, the Energy Strategy and the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.

We use our funding flexibly to commission research from the best available expertise in response to the particular question. This can be in the form of a short project delivered by a consultant or a multi-year fellowship. Commissions are advertised here

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