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.
Key differences between greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting frameworks underlying international and domestic national climate change targets and reporting.
A review of the current state and potential of the wave and tidal industries.
Developing methods and baselines for climate change risks and opportunities for Scotland's businesses
Three case studies illustrating how climate change adaptation can help achieve housing policy outcome.
The risks and uncertainties of Brexit in the context of the Scottish Government’s ambitious decarbonisation strategy, and the UK’s wider climate and energy policy agenda.