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Preparing the CCRA 2

The process of developing the second UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA2) is well underway, with an evidence report on the risks facing the UK from climate change due in mid 2016.

The work is being led by the Adaptation Sub Committee (ASC) of the UK Committee on Climate Change.

Together with the Scottish Government and Adaptation Scotland, ClimateXChange is creating a coordinated approach for CCRA2 for Scotland.
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Committee on Climate Change to hold meeting in Edinburgh

The Committee on Climate Change will be holding its first meeting in the new year at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

The meeting will have a special focus on low carbon policy in Scotland.
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Updating policymakers, planners and regulators on unconventional gas research
ClimateXChange invited policymakers, planners and regulators to the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation in November to discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by this developing industry.

The event updated Scottish decision makers on the significant research and policy developments in the field of unconventional gas extraction over the last year
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2014 - A year of record temperatures
Early figures from the Met Office show 2014 is on course to be one of, if not the warmest, year on record both globally and for the UK.

Recent Met Office research also suggests breaking the existing global and UK temperature records is much more likely due to human influence on the climate.

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17 Local Energy Challenge Fund projects chosen 
Seventeen local energy projects have been awarded funding to support green energy schemes.  The scheme, administered by Local Energy Scotland, had more than 100 applications.

The winning proposals are located all over Scotland and based on a wide range of technologies.
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Global standard to measure GHG emissions from cities launched
The World Resources Institute (WRI), C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) have launched the first widely endorsed standard for cities to measure and report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Through the robust and clear framework cities can develop an emission baseline, create targeted plans and track progress.
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EIE15 - Engage, Invest, Exploit
A call for applications to exhibit at Scotland's number one technology investor showcase is now open. The Even will take place on 14 May 2015
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Sniffer's Annual Flood Risk Management Conference 3-4 February 2015 in Edinburgh.
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Save the date:
Bioenergy in the UK lecture by Patricia Thornley, Director the UK Research Council's Supergen Bioenergy hub, 25 February 2015
European Climate Change Adaptation  2015 will take place in Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015

Keep up to date with events from ECCI and Sniffer

A consultation on Best Practice Guidance for public engagement on wind farm developments is open until 15 December
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A Consultation on the Future of Land Reform in Scotland is open until 10 February 2015
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Wishing all our members and partners a green Christmas and a sustainable New Year



 A strong year for ClimateXChange

From offshore renewables to land use strategy, flood risk to the economics of community energyø our range of new projects in 2014 have covered a wide range of policy areas. This is in addition to the many ongoing projects supporting a low carbon climate ready Scotland.

ClimateXChange Science Director Pete Smith looks back at our bumper year with wishes of close working relations with our many partners for the coming year.
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The ClimateXChange secretariat
will take a break from
5pm on 23 December until
9 am on 5 January


New Post Doc in post

Ruth Monfries has been appointed by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as Climate Change Policy Officer. Ruth will be working in CXC’s adaptation team, initially on producing Adaptation Indicators to inform the independent assessment of the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme, with a particular focus on the natural environment

Ruth most recently worked as an analyst and researcher at VisitScotland. She has a background in aviation, where she worked in flight operations and aircraft performance analysis before completing an MSc in Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh.
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CXC is recruiting
ClimateXChange is looking for a Climate Impact Scientist. The postholder will carry out research in response to the needs of Scottish Government and its agencies on the impacts of climate change on Scotland; and provide a rapid response to short term ad hoc requests for information on climate change for ClimateXChange colleagues and the Scottish Government.

The successful candidate will be working closely with users and collaborate with researchers from the Research Institutes and Universities that form ClimateXChange.
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Finance for climate action 
Hundreds of billions of dollars of climate finance may now be flowing across the globe annually a new UN report shows.
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Making a flood kit
Short SEPA video to help individuals and families reduce the impact of flooding.
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World Bank warns climate risks are rising
New report finds that the  world is locked into ~1.5°C warming, and that the risks are rising.
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Can further devolved powers facilitate sustainable low carbon growth? 
Members of the ECCI community brainstorm around devolution sustainable low carbon growth, innovation and skills development in the private and public sectors.
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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
Parliament TV

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