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Report on Agricultural Drainage and Greenhouse Gas Abatement in Scotland

Land drainage is essential to maintaining the productivity of Scottish agriculture. It also has significant potential to mitigate greenhouse gas...

The impact of introducing a carbon tax for Scotland

Most economists regard a carbon tax as the most efficient way to reduce carbon emissions. In this perspective it is...

Carbon benefits from peatland restoration

ClimateXChange has been involved in peatland research from the outset, particularly focused on the carbon benefits from peatland restoration and...

Economic impact of community energy

ClimateXChange has reviewed the current and projected economic benefits of expanding community and locally owned renewables in Scotland. We used...

A ‘green and fair’ tax system in Scotland: Distributional impacts on rural poverty of a carbon tax in Scotland

The Scottish Parliament agreed ambitious targets for reducing Scotland’s greenhouse gas (carbon) emissions in 2009. Setting a price on carbon...

Future climate variability and unpredictability in Scotland

Understanding how the climate will be affected on a local and regional level is important in building resilience to the...

Greenhouse gas accounting

The UN climate change meetings in Cancun (2010) and Durban (2011) discussed changes to greenhouse gas emissions accounting rules and...

Flexible adaptation pathways

‘Flexible adaptation pathway(s)’ is a relatively loose term used to look at how building flexibility in to adaptation can help...

Emissions from Agriculture

This brief identifies abatement measures for the agriculture sector further to those in the first Report on Proposals and Policies...

Adaptation in the agricultural sector

ClimateXChange was asked by the Scottish Government to produce a summary of research contributing to adaptation to climate change in...

Advice on the Inclusion of Precision Farming in RPP2

Precision farming is a relatively new management practice made possible by information technology and remote sensing. New technologies provide more...

Review of Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change

The Scottish Government asked ClimateXChange to conduct a comparative review of strategies for adapting to climate change in other countries....