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20 minute neighbourhoods in a Scottish context

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.

Communicating on climate change after COVID-19

A study of the potential impact of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic on how the Scottish public understand and respond to climate change messaging and narratives. The report considers how this learning can be applied to successfully facilitate support for a green recovery.

Climate Challenge Fund behaviours framework identifying behaviour, knowledge and social norms as the components of climate change engagement.
Climate change engagement – Assessing the impacts of the Climate Challenge Fund

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.

Understanding and engaging the public on climate change

Drawing together what we know about Scots' attitudes to climate change and the merits of different ways to engage them on the issue.

Approaches used to develop national plans to implement climate mitigation commitments

A study of how different jurisdictions have developed and monitored their strategic plans for achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

Encouraging collaboration across policy domains

A review of approaches to identify critical factors in creating a culture for collaboration.

Evaluating the HES Homecare pilot

An evaluation of the HES Homecare pilot, tested the Energycarer approach to tackling rural fuel poverty in two rural areas.

Energy efficiency policy analysis with TIMES

Using scenarios to analyse different approaches for energy efficiency within TIMES, the whole energy system modelling framework used by the Scottish Government to inform energy and climate change policy decisions.

Monitoring and evaluation

Developing metrics on adapting to the impacts of climate change, and increasing resilience.

Greenhouse gas accounting for national climate change targets: A comparative study

Key differences between greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting frameworks underlying international and domestic national climate change targets and reporting.

Supporting the Energy Efficient Scotland Programme

Evaluations of the Energy Efficient Scotland Programme's three pilot phases to learn lessons for further roll out of the programme and to make recommendations for future energy policy.

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International assessments of the economic impacts of climate change

The Scottish Government is considering introducing a new Climate Change Bill, which will amend the existing Climate Change Act (Scotland)...