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A report on the purpose, structure and use of Green Building Passports (GBPs), along with the main barriers and opportunities when considering their possible introduction in Scotland.
This research explores the available data for climate change action on Scottish islands, especially in relation to climate accounting exercises and good practices in dealing with the climate change emergency.
This study explores the experience of behaviours with a positive or negative impact on net zero as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. It followed a cohort of people in Scotland through different phases of COVID-19 restrictions from July 2020 to June 2021.
The Scottish Government has committed to ending the practice of landfilling biodegradable municipal waste by 2025. This report assesses Scotland's residual waste treatment capacity requirements and the impact of the ban on Scotland’s GHG emissions.
Insight into public perceptions of the Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce car kilometres travelled by 20% by 2030. It considers issues like car clubs and other enabling measures, and messaging around reducing car use.
To meet Scotland's net-zero target farmers need to adopt available emission-reduction technologies and practices. This study examines interventions to encourage practice change, and the key factors that influence successful adoption.
This report assesses the impact of working from home (WFH) in Scotland. WFH has the potential to reduce carbon emissions associated with commuting and office space, but must be balanced against an expected increase in emissions in the home.
This study considers the ambition for 20 minute neighbourhoods in Scotland, taking account of the differing settlement patterns across the country, and analyses international evidence of the success of interventions to achieve these ambitions.
A snapshot of employers’ experience of staff working from home/flexible working, business travel and commuting before the COVID-19 pandemic, during the lockdown in March-June 2020, and in the longer term as we recover from the pandemic.
This set of reports explores the changes in the energy policy landscape and how they will impact domestic energy consumers. It aims to support the Scottish Government's work on consumer engagement and protection as part of Scotland’s low-carbon transition.
Case study evidence to understand and capture how Climate Challenge Fund supported community projects are having an impact on the ground, and how to monitor success in the future.
This evidence review examines Scottish consumers’ awareness of and attitudes towards low-carbon heating technologies and the consumer drivers and barriers to their take-up.