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Peatland ACTION - lessons learnt

Since 2012 the Peatland ACTIONProgramme has supported restoration of over 10,000 ha of peatland.

ClimateXChange researchers in the James Hutton Institute studied the information that was gathered through the process, and captured lessons that could learned as Scottish Government sets new challenges for restoration under the draft Climate Change Plan. 
Read Peatland Action lesson learned report
Read Peatland Action data uses report
Read more about our peatland work
Further details on the Peatland ACTION project can be found on the SNH website 


Public Engagement with Energy System Change

With a draft Energy Strategy out for consultation this report on how the public is engaging on changes to the energy system is very timely.

The research draws on current thinking on public engagement with science and technology issues and a survey from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) on Public Values for Whole Energy System Change.
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Inviting proposals for fellowships - adaptation and economics

We are inviting proposals for three fellowships in climate change adaptation (two posts) and economics(one post).
The fellowships are awarded on a one+one year basis initially.
Adaptation science 
Adaptation policy


Technologies that can support Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme

We have started three landscaping studies of technologies that can support delivery of Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Programme.

The tree studies, which have been commissioned simultaneously, will include heat generation technologies, energy efficiency (retrofit solutions to buildings), and smart energy solutions. The reports will consider technologies against a suite of criteria including Technology Readiness Level (TRL), cost-effectiveness, carbon reduction and economic benefit
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New Research Fellow on European energy policy

Peter Zeniewski has taken up a CXC fellowship assessing the implications of European energy policy for Scottish and UK energy system transitions. 

He has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Oxford and came to the post from being Senior Analyst for Wood Mackenzie, an international energy consulting firm based in Edinburgh. Peter has also worked as a Scientific Officer at the European Commission's Institute for Energy and Transport.

Read more about our Post Doctoral Research Fellows

Parliamentary scrutiny reports on the draft Climate Change Plan
Read all papers relating to the Parliamentary scrutiny of the draft Climate Change Plan, including Scottish Government briefings and committee reports.
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European Perceptions of Climate Change
Findings from research for Cardiff University
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7 Pillars of the Circular Economy
GreenBiz sets out what the world could look like when it is "circular"?
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Draft Energy Strategy
Open until 30 May

Talking "Fracking": A Consultation on Unconventional Oil and Gas
Open until 31 May


Lessons from Climate Conversations

Lessons from 20 climate conversations show that the framework and materials are useful for engaging groups in talking about climate change.

The conversations took place across Scotland over summer and autumn 2016.
Read more about Climate Conversations
Read the workshop report on lessons learnt



Register for the climate change adaptation event of 2017

The 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference will take place in Glasgow 5-9 June. 
Book your place now 


Energy policy and industrial strategy

What is the relationship between energy policy and the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper?
Read our latest blog by Mark Winskel

Read our monthly update on climate change and energy research and policy


CXC Guest Seminar:
Developing a Citizen-Based Response to Climate Change and Extreme Weather in Rural Communities.

This seminar with Kyle Bozentko from the Jefferson Center will examine the successes and challenges of the Jefferson Center's Rural Climate Dialogues program, a participatory effort to engage rural communities to address climate change through democratic deliberation and grassroots collective action.
2 May, ECCI
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Events @ECCI

Draft Scottish Energy Strategy: A Consultation

29 March, ECCI, Edinburgh
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ECCI at Edinburgh International Science Festival:
Future vehicle showcase

7 April, ECCI
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Bike-powered cinema
7 April, ECCI
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Cabaret of dangerous ideas
8 April, ECCI
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Other events

Flood and Coast 2017
28-30 Mar 2017, Telford
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Resilient Cities 2017
4-6 May 2017
Bonn, Germany
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10-11 May 2017, Glasgow
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European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2017
5-9 June 2017, Glasgow
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Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice
30 August–1 September 2017, Dundee
See call for abstracts above
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