Below are some of our recently updated projects. Visit the Publications Library for access to all of our research publications.

Or read more about our areas of expertise or the challenge we work on.

Citizens’ juries on wind farm development in Scotland

How do people feel about wind farms when they are given an opportunity to learn more about the topic and...

The impact of Wind Farms on Scottish Tourism

In 2008 the Moffat Centre published a comprehensive study on the economic impacts of wind farms on tourism in Scotland....

Review of the climate implications of land use change

Scotland's Land Use Strategy enables informed decision making about how Scotland can make the most of its land's potential now...

Community benefits from offshore renewables: good practice review

Community benefits offer the opportunity for Scottish communities to share in the financial value of their local energy resources. There...

Supporting community investment in commercial energy schemes

Community investment in commercial energy projects has the potential for far-reaching and positive impacts. This research has demonstrated that there...

The Local Economic Impact of Renewable Energy Projects: a Shetland Case Study

Research has shown that energy developments generally receive more support from the local community when they are expected to deliver...

Event - Unconventional Gas Extraction in Scotland: An Update for Policymakers, Planners and Regulators

ClimateXChange invited policymakers, planners and regulators to the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation in November to discuss the challenges and...

Voluntary disclosure on gender and other equality and diversity issues in the Scottish renewables industry

ClimateXChange has reported equalities issues in the renewables industry in Scotland since 2012. The reporting feeds into the 2020 Renewable...

Projecting infection risk to wheat production

Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a major disease of wheat. It’s one of the top food safety concerns associated with...

The WISE peatland tool

A decision support tool summarising the information available at national scale on peatland locations and various condition indicators.

Adaptation of Native Woodlands in Scotland

Native woodland adaptation to climate change has been identified as an area that needs further investigation. ClimateXChange’s work in this...

Adaptive Forest Management and Climate Change – A New Toolkit for Scotland’s Epiphytes

Scotland's nature is important to all aspects of our lives, but it also has some very specialised species that can...