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Climate Change, Natural Capital and Adaptation in Scotland’s Marginal Lands

Assessment of dominant ways farmers adapt to climate change, and their impact on different services.

Lessons on risk management from the finance sector for climate change adaptation in Scotland’s forestry sector

Exploring how risk measurement and management approaches used in the financial sector can apply to the Scottish forestry sector.

Emission intensity of Scottish agricultural commodities

Developing a model to quantify the greenhouse gas emission intensity of Scottish agricultural commodities

Soil governance in Scotland

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.

The ‘Payment for Ecosystem Services’ approach - relevance to climate change

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.

Agroforestry in Scotland – potential benefits in a changing climate

This report identifies the potential benefits of increasing the use of agroforestry practice in Scotland to both farmers and wider society and aims to support wider discussion and implementation.

Peatland restoration methods – an analysis of cost-effectiveness

An analysis of the costs and benefits of peatland restoration activities in Scotland.

Monitoring and evaluation

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

Afforestation and restocking on peaty soils

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.

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.

Wave and tidal energy: state of the industry

A review of the current state and potential of the wave and tidal industries.