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Evaluation of Climate Challenge Fund Food Growing Projects

Local food growing projects have the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by reducing food transport distances, waste, packaging and...

Workshop Report: Climate Resilience for the Scottish Built Environment

What needs to be in place for Scotland to create a climate-resilient built environment? Is knowledge and know-how enough or...

Maximisation of Energy Efficiency Savings in Climate Challenge Fund Projects

The Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) provides funding for community groups that are tackling climate change through local community-led...

Adaptation indicator presentation

This presentation was given to a workshop organised by the International Institute for Environment and Development. It covers the purpose...

Breeding for climate change

This project reviewed barley and potato as crops, paying particular attention to resilience traits in order to assess strengths and...

Understanding the variability of the El-Niño Southern Oscillation phenomenon

How will the El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon change over the coming decades? This is a crucial issue in predicting...

Potential impact of future wind speeds on spatial spread of crop pathogens in Scotland

Wind speeds play an important role in the spread of crop-threatening plant diseases. However, climate predictions indicate that the spread...

Reducing Carbon in the Heat Sector

Reducing carbon emissions from the heating sector will depend on different policy instruments being developed in parallel and complementing each...

Synergies and conflicts between mitigation and adaptation

Historically, climate change adaptation and mitigation have generally been treated separately, both in policy and in research. Mitigation has been...

The language of climate change adaptation

Terminology needs to be clear, understood and inclusive both in research and policy documents. What is the best term to...

Principles and features of a good adaptation strategy

This brief sets out key principles and features for a good adaptation strategy, based on an international review of adaptation...

Examples of ‘no-regret’, ‘low-regret’ and ‘win-win’ adaptation actions

No-regret actions are cost-effective now and under a range of future climate scenarios and do no involve hard trade-offs with...