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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.

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.

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.

A framework for benchmarking greenhouse gas emissions intensity in Scottish farming

Developing a robust method for generating intensity data for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on Scottish farms.

Mitigation measures in the ‘smart inventory’: Practical abatement potential in Scottish agriculture

This report summarises the extent certain agricultural practice changes in Scotland are (or could be) recognised in the smart inventory.

Payment for carbon sequestration in soils: A scoping study

This report examines how Scotland’s agricultural soils might sequester carbon as part of an overall approach to mitigate against, and adapt to, climate change.

Climate benefits of forest-to-bog restoration on deep peat – Policy briefing

This briefing draws together the results of several projects that examined how the peatland responds when trees are removed from former conifer plantations on deep peat and the drainage channels are blocked.

Private Water Supplies in a changing climate: Insights from 2018

An assessment of the impact of the 2018 summer heatwave on private water supplies in Scotland.

Water scarcity, climate change and land use options

This report looks at this future risk of water scarcity in Scotland, and the link between water scarcity and land use options.

Cross-cutting adaptation policy: a case study of Lyme disease

A method for characterising and analysing a cross-sectoral adaptation issue