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Climate change behaviours – segmentation study

Identifying and evaluating different approaches to grouping or segmenting the public according to their attitudes and behaviours related to climate change.

Livestock breeds and greenhouse gas emissions

Different animals emit different levels of greenhouse gases. This report pulls together the current evidence for different types, size and breeds of cattle in Scotland.

A framework for benchmarking greenhouse gas emissions intensity in Scottish farming

Developing a robust method for generating intensity data for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on Scottish farms.

Mitigation measures in the ‘smart inventory’: Practical abatement potential in Scottish agriculture

This report summarises the extent certain agricultural practice changes in Scotland are (or could be) recognised in the smart inventory.

Payment for carbon sequestration in soils: A scoping study

This report examines how Scotland’s agricultural soils might sequester carbon as part of an overall approach to mitigate against, and adapt to, climate change.

Climate benefits of forest-to-bog restoration on deep peat – Policy briefing

This briefing draws together the results of several projects that examined how the peatland responds when trees are removed from former conifer plantations on deep peat and the drainage channels are blocked.

Defining ‘cost effectiveness’ for energy efficiency improvements in buildings

Pros and cons of using different definitions of cost effectiveness in relation to energy efficiency investments in homes and non-domestic buildings.

The potential contribution of bioenergy to Scotland’s energy system

The Scottish Energy Strategy sets out an ambition for 50% of all energy consumed in Scotland to come from renewable sources by 2030. One of the actions to achieve this is developing a bioenergy action plan.

Private Water Supplies in a changing climate: Insights from 2018

An assessment of the impact of the 2018 summer heatwave on private water supplies in Scotland.

Flood risk management in Scotland: Governance and developing shared agendas

An assessment of the governance of Flood Risk Management (FRM) in Scotland with the aim to develop shared agendas among all FRM stakeholders.

Water scarcity, climate change and land use options

This report looks at this future risk of water scarcity in Scotland, and the link between water scarcity and land use options.

Disruption and Continuity in the UK Energy Transition: What do the experts think?

The way we generate, distribute and consume energy is changing, and many observers anticipate accelerated changes ahead. This project presents the results of a UKERC/CXC survey of UK energy experts and stakeholders.