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Identifying international leading practice in relation to enabling ULEV uptake

Research to identify leading international practice in relation to policies and programmes aimed at enabling the uptake of ULEVs in key segments of the economy.

Approaches used to develop national plans to implement climate mitigation commitments

A study of how different jurisdictions have developed and monitored their strategic plans for achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Taking a managed adaptive approach to flood risk management planning in Scotland

Drawing on Scottish case study evidence, this report presents recommendations for how guidance can be changed to facilitate more adaptive approaches in flood risk management planning.

Ultra-low emissions vehicles market segmentation in Scotland

A rapid increase in the number of electric vehicles on our road is one part of Scotland’s plan to cut emissions from the sector. This report makes recommendations to address the identified barriers to ULEV uptake.

Snow Cover and Climate Change in the Cairngorms National Park

Identifying trends for snow cover days in the Cairngorms National Park based historic temperature and precipitation data, observed snow cover days and climate projections.

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.

Developing a method to assess the impact of incremental loss of floodplain in Scotland

A possible method for estimating floodplain loss and corresponding flood risk impacts.

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.