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The WISE peatland tool

A decision support tool summarising the information available at national scale on peatland locations and various condition indicators.

Adaptation of Native Woodlands in Scotland

Native woodland adaptation to climate change has been identified as an area that needs further investigation. ClimateXChange’s work in this...

Adaptive Forest Management and Climate Change – A New Toolkit for Scotland’s Epiphytes

Scotland's nature is important to all aspects of our lives, but it also has some very specialised species that can...

What is good community engagement on wind farm developments?

This report looks at developers’ community engagement practices across a range of wind farm developments in the UK and the...

Narratives of a low carbon life in Scotland in 2030

There are many technological and infrastructure changes that will help Scotland to reduce its carbon emissions. But we will also...

Modelling the risk of specific parasites to UK sheep under predicted climate change

As climate change makes Scottish summers warmer and wetter, livestock farmers will face new or increased threats from diseases and...

Land estates in Scotland: Perceptions of climate change and climate policy Implications for future policy support

Most of Scotland’s rural land – 83% - belongs to private estates. In 2012 half of this land was owned...

Home energy efficiency - review of evidence on attitudes and behaviours

Individuals and households can make a significant impact in reducing their carbon emissions by improving energy efficiency in the home....

Increasing the integration of farming and forestry in Scotland: a summary of recent research

Creating woodland on agricultural land can be a highly effective way of mitigating climate change. However, planting rates over the...

Event: UK energy system in transition - technology, infrastructure and investment

Co-hosted by CXC, the UK Energy Research Centre and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation , this event presented recent...

Innovation in the energy sector: paradigm busting or paradigm reinforcing?

Co-hosted by ClimateXChange and the UK Energy Research Centre, this event featured a presentation by Professor Jim Skea CBE, titled...

Modelling the carbon abatement costs and potential from perennial energy crops

Biomass could supply 8–11% of the UK’s total primary energy demand by 2020, with the greatest growth in UK domestic...