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.
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.
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.
Community Investment in Commercial Renewable Energy Schemes
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.
• 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
Download presentation slides
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
ARCC Network Assembly 2014
Urban areas as systems: adapting for the future.
Birmingham, 10-11 June
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
Adapting to Change: From Research to Decision-making
Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation
Copenhagen, 25-27 August,
Save the date:
European Climate Change Adaptation 2015 will take place in Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015
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