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Updated peatland resources

Understanding the potential for peatland restoration and how it might contribute to greenhouse gas emissions reduction is a research priority in Scotland.

We have updated our peatland restoration resources with a detailed technical review of the implications of the 2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands.
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Climate implications of land use change

ClimateXChange has reviewed the existing research evidence on land use options for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The information will help Scottish decision makers identify the best options for the second Land Use Strategy for Scotland.
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Community renewables work informs consultation

Recent ClimateXChange work on community investment in commercial energy has been used to develop the Scottish Government's 'Good Practice Principles For Shared Ownership Of Onshore Renewable Energy Developments'

The document sets out good practice expectations for developers, communities and other stakeholders, as well as providing guidance on how best to deliver shared ownership projects, and is currently out for consultation.
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Read more about our research


Publications and events update

Read our latest briefing on reports relevant to the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change policy portfolio.
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Emissions, Cleaner Energy Generation and Energy Efficiency: Different perspectives of EU 20-20-20
Hosted by the Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Strathclyde International Public Policy Institute, this event on 21 April in Glasgow will considering evidence and developments on how the three central elements of the EU 20-20-20 – emissions, renewables and energy efficiency – impact at EU, member state and sub-national regional levels.
For more info and registration please contact

EIE15 - Engage, Invest, Exploit 
A call for applications to exhibit at Scotland's number one technology investor showcase is now open. The Event will take place on 14 May 2015
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European Climate Change Adaptation  2015 
The second ECCA conference will take place in Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015
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Making better decisions - Using citizens’ juries in Scotland
Publication and debate on ClimateXChange's report on using citizen's juries in Edinburgh 20 May 2015
A limited number of free spaces.
Contact Lee Callaghan for more information and registration

Resilient Cities 2015
The sixth Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation will take place in Bonn 8-10 June 2015
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Keep up to date with events from ECCI and Sniffer


What does a low carbon future look like?

Visit the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) for two days of inspiring, future-facing events during Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015.

A range of activities Friday 17 and Saturday 18 April will seek the answer to the question - What does a low carbon future look like?
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A consultation on the content, new policies and proposed actions in the draft Low Emission Strategy for Scotland is open until 10 April 2015.
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A consultation on the ISLES Spatial Plan 2015 and Sustainability Appraisal is open until 13 April 2015
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Phase two of consultation on Flood Risk Management in Scotland is open until  2 June 2015. It consists of a 'Flood Risk Management Strategies Report' and  draft 'Local Flood Risk Management Plans' for 14 planning districts.

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A consultation on Good Practice Principles For Shared Ownership Of Onshore Renewable Energy Developments is open until 9 June 2015
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Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency: New York City Panel on Climate Change 2015 report 

Executive summary of the New York City Panel on Climate Changes 2015 report (NPCC2). Convened in 2008 by then mayor Michael Bloomberg the NPCC is an independent body that advises the City on climate risks and resilience.
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Climate Adaptation in Swedish Forestry: Exploring the Debate and Policy Process 1990-2012

A paper exploring how climate change adaptation concerns were integrated into the Swedish forestry debate and draws lessons on barriers and opportunities identified in this process.
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Keep up to date with the latest discussions in the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on
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