ClimateXChange brings scientists and policy makers together to create policies that are informed by the best available evidence.

We act both as a knowledge broker between researchers and policy, and as a research provider. We seek to deliver the best ideas, knowledge and evidence to policy teams, and to deliver effective pathways to impact for Scottish researchers.

We have two ways of working:


1. A co-produced multi-disciplinary research programme

We work in partnership with the Scottish Government and its agencies to respond to questions and requests for evidence, identify upcoming evidence needs, and then independently plan our research and analysis to meet policy timelines. It is a flexible research programme, co-developed with policy colleagues to deliver research syntheses, desk-reviews, in-depth studies, reports and other outputs.

 

Our research delivery model: based on the research we synthesise, translate and package the evidence before delivering to our policy client.


2. Knowledge brokering

We facilitate conversations and broker knowledge across sectors, disciplines and institutions to provide new insights for policy. This is done through a variety of forms, from workshops and seminars to introducing new tools and techniques on topics including priorities for peatland research and community energy development. Knowledge exchange builds relationships and networks, and gives policy-makers access to a research network far beyond CXC. 

 

 

 

 

Read more about our knowledge exchange model

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View our recent projects

20 minute neighbourhoods in a Scottish context

This study considers the ambition for 20 minute neighbourhoods in Scotland, taking account of the differing settlement patterns across the country, and analyses international evidence of the success of interventions to achieve these ambitions.

International practice on assessing investment needs and securing investment to adapt

Learning from international attempts at assessing and securing the optimum level of investment in order to keep pace with climate change. The research has a particular emphasis on flood risk management, coastal change and coastal erosion.

Communicating on climate change after COVID-19

A study of the potential impact of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic on how the Scottish public understand and respond to climate change messaging and narratives. The report considers how this learning can be applied to successfully facilitate support for a green recovery.

A review of heat decarbonisation policies in Europe

This report reviews the heating technologies and heat decarbonisation policies of nine European countries: the UK (with a focus on Scotland), the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, France, Germany and Ireland).