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.


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.

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View our recent projects

Access to peatland for restoration – physical limitations

This review estimates the periods when peatland restoration may – or may not – be possible due to snow cover or other accessibility issues.

Encouraging collaboration across policy domains

A review of approaches to identify critical factors in creating a culture for collaboration.

Comparative analysis of nitrogen accounting models with particular reference to agriculture

A comparative analysis of existing input-output models for the accounting of nitrogen in the atmosphere.

Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies - approaches and implementation pathways in Scotland

This review provides a deeper understanding of the readiness of certain GGR approaches, and their potential applicability and implementation pathways in Scotland.