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Annual report shows range in CXC portfolio

The annual report for our third operational year, recently submitted to RESAS, shows the breadth of ClimateXChange research.

In the last year we have informed Scottish Government policy teams and public agencies across a range of topics. CXC projects are also fostering collaboration in an ever wider network of Scottish research and higher education institutions.

In the space of three years we have proved ourselves to be a valued, trusted and constructive partner for the Scottish Government and its agencies.

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Adaptation indicator team is growing

Our Adaptation Indicators project team has grown. The project team now includes researchers at Strathclyde University, who are working on transport infrastructure, and at Heriot Watt University, covering energy and water infrastructure.

This sees the project team fully staffed and developing indicators for all of the areas covered in the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.

Individual indicators will be up on our website shortly.


Newly commissioned:
Community Investment in Commercial Renewable Energy Schemes

ClimateXChange has recently commissioned research on the opportunities to further support community investment in commercial renewable energy projects.  Shared ownership of renewable energy projects has the potential to deliver significant benefits to communities. The Scottish Government aims to maximise such benefits.

This project will map existing support for community investment in commercial schemes against good practice examples in the UK and abroad. The research will provide Scottish policymakers with insights into how existing support may be enhanced.

More information about this project will follow shortly

UK energy system in transition - technology, infrastructure and investment

Presentations from our event on technology, infrastructure and investment in the UK energy system are now available online. Co-hosted by CXC, the UK Energy Research Centre and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, this event presented recent findings by leading UK energy researchers, and considered ongoing research, policy and strategy challenges.

Topics included:
•    Electricity generation technology costs
•    The future role of gas, including unconventional gas
•    Green finance and green jobs
•    Decarbonising heat: networks, pumps or pipes?
•    The role of bioenergy in the UK
•    UK energy strategy under uncertainties

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The John Muir Conference 2014
National Parks and Protected Areas for the 21st Century
Perth Concert Hall, 12 - 13 May
More info and registration

Facing the Future symposium
Interdisciplinary symposium engaging the postgraduate and early career research community to develop solutions to problems around climate change pressures, food security, overpopulation and resource shortages.
Dundee, 12-14 May
More info

ARCC Network Assembly 2014
Urban areas as systems: adapting for the future.
Birmingham, 10-11 June
More info

Conference: Rural Revitalization
The Journal of Neighbourhood Revitalization is staging a one day conference focussed on the range of issues that face the future development of rural towns and communities.
Bristol, 26 June
More info and how to register

SETN 8th Annual Environmental and Clean Technology Conference
With a focus on eco-innovation, this conference will gather Scottish innovators and facilitators to create market, collaboration and investment opportunities.
Glasgow, 26 June

More info

Adapting to Change: From Research to Decision-making
Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation
Copenhagen, 25-27 August,
More info

Save the date:
European Climate Change Adaptation  2015 will take place in Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015

Keep up to date with events from ECCI and Sniffer


International interest in indicators work

CXC Project Manager Ragne Low will co-chair the session 'Measuring whether adaptation is happening: how can we determine whether adaptation is occurring at different scales and whether it is producing benefits?' at Adaptation Futures 2014, taking place in Brazil 12-16 May.

The conference will focus on climate impacts and adaptation options. It will bring together scientists, decision makers and practitioners from developed and developing countries to share research approaches, methods and results.

Ragne will present the experience from Scotland of developing adaptation indicators to support the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.

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Knowledge Exchange and Communications Officer - College of Humanities and Social Science University of Edinburgh
This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to play a key role in developing knowledge exchange between humanities and social science research and external research users and stakeholders.

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Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation

Recorded webinar from UKCIP

Keep up to date with the latest discussions in the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on
Parliament TV


Towards Decarbonising Heat: Maximising the Opportunities for Scotland: Draft Heat Generation Policy Statement out for Consultation until 9 June.

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