This report collates the current state of confident knowledge for Scotland – what we know, what we don’t know and what is under active debate.
This report identifies the potential benefits of increasing the use of agroforestry practice in Scotland to both farmers and wider society and aims to support wider discussion and implementation.
Assessment of dominant ways farmers adapt to climate change, and their impact on different services.
Lessons on risk management from the finance sector for climate change adaptation in Scotland’s forestry sector
Exploring how risk measurement and management approaches used in the financial sector can apply to the Scottish forestry sector.
Developing a model to quantify the greenhouse gas emission intensity of Scottish agricultural commodities
Understanding the extent of the different legislative and policy mechanisms for the conservation and management of soil in Scotland, and how they relate to key national institutions.
This report explores the approach known as Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES). It looks at the types of schemes used and how they are variously defined, structured and implemented.
An introduction to the issue of effective government policy with respect to energy efficient retrofit in the private rental sector, and to some of the evidence that relates to the topic.
An analysis of the costs and benefits of peatland restoration activities in Scotland.
Developing metrics on adapting to the impacts of climate change, and increasing resilience.
This project examines new evidence published since the 2010 Forest Research report ‘Understanding the GHG implications of forestry on peat soils in Scotland’
Private household investment in home energy retrofit: reviewing the evidence and designing effective public policy
A review of how public policy can encourage private, ‘able to pay’ households to invest in energy efficient retrofit.