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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.

Soil erosion and compaction in Scottish soils: adapting to a changing climate

This report collates the current state of confident knowledge for Scotland – what we know, what we don’t know and what is under active debate.

Delivering social care in a changing climate

Identifying direct and indirect effects of climate change on social care delivery: delivery of care at home, as well as understanding the extent of the risk to care facilities and dependencies on infrastructure, particularly transport and telecommunications.

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.

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.

Private rental sector and home energy retrofit investment

An introduction to the issue of effective government policy with respect to energy efficient retrofit in the private rental sector, and to some of the evidence that relates to the topic.

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.