The opportunities for, and implications of, Scotland moving towards smart local energy systems that are driven by sustainable decarbonising energy resources.
This report looks at lessons from the regulation of district heating in seven European countries. It builds on two public consultations relating to regulation and is intended to inform the Scottish Government regarding the potential introduction of regulation and the form it should take.
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.
A review of the available evidence on projected sea level rise and its implications for Scotland
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.
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.
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.
Developing a model to quantify the greenhouse gas emission intensity of Scottish agricultural commodities
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.
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.
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.