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Annual Meeting shows a strong network

The ECCI building was buzzing with ClimateXChange projects as members from across our network met to discuss their work and how we are delivering evidence for Scottish Government policy development.

Guest speaker Louise Heathwaite, Chief Scientific Advisor Rural Affairs, Food and Environment, Scottish Government, praised CXC as a frontrunner in engagement between science and policy. She also outlined the challenges and opportunities for the centre as the Scottish Government develops its next five year strategic research plan.

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Scottish native woodlands

Continuing on from earlier work on native Scottish woodlands, we have published a report exploring how the principles of the Flexible Adaptation Pathways approach could be applied to native woodland adaptation.

The report lists a comprehensive set of options for biodiversity adaptation in Scottish native woodlands.

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Research and Peatlands to 2025
We will gather key stakeholders for a workshop on the proposed Scotland's Peatland Action Plan. The event will fous on:
  1. reviewing ‘what is known’ and ‘what is required’ in terms of research to inform a strategic approach to peatlands up to 2025; and  
  2. discussing the possible functions of the proposed Peatland Research Group
The outcomes from the day will inform the work of Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in finalising the National Peatland Plan following the consultation phase.

Read more about our peatlands work


Uncertainties in UK energy policy: domestic heating and energy efficiency  
Tuesday, 7 October 2014 from 18:00 to 19:30
UK Energy Research Centre and ClimateXChange are organising this event with Dr Nick Eyre, University of Oxford and co-Director, UK Energy Research Centre, introduced by Professor Jim Watson, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre.
The talk will be followed by a wine reception

Please contact to book your place

The future of rural Scotland
A policy briefing event to look at current drives to help Scotland's rural areas and create healthy and accessible local economies.
Inverness, 9 October
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European Landscape Convention
There’s more to a Landscape that meets the eye!
e-CLIC Conference at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the 10 October 2014.
More info

Thermal and Electrical Energy Storage Workshop: Scoping the opportunities for Scotland
ICARB workshop with international speakers looking at possible energy futures for 2030 and beyond.
Edinburgh 21 October
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Save the date:
European Climate Change Adaptation  2015 will take place in Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015

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A Community Energy Policy Statement Draft is out for for public consultation until 10 November
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A consultation on New Enforcement Measures for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Relevant Offences Order is open until 3 October
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365 days, 15,000 visitors, 300 events and conferences:

Happy birthday ECCI!

Our award-winning offices at the ECCI celebrates its first anniversary with a drinks reception Thursday October 9th 2014. 5pm – 8pm (with short welcome at 5.30pm).

Please join us to celebrate how this lovely building has turning into a hub of low carbon activities.

More info and registration
Read about the history of the building
Step away from the roast!

Cambridge University research co-authored by CXC Director professor Pete Smith has hit the national headlines warning that eating less meat is "essential" to ensure future demand for food can be met and "dangerous" climate change avoided.

Population growth and the global shift towards 'meat-heavy Western diets' has meant increasing agricultural yields will not meet projected food demands for the expected 9.6 billion world population.

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CXC is recruiting:

The University of Edinburgh is looking for a postdoctoral Research Fellow with experience of conducting high quality academic research in social science (especially innovation studies, science and technology studies, organisation studies or policy studies), or in energy related engineering or in economic studies, and combining this with active engagement with policymakers and other stakeholders.
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Defra's Adaptation Sub-Committee looking for new members

The Adaptation Sub-committee performs an independent assessment of the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme as per the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009. The committee is now looking for applications from anyone who can offer experience in at least one of the following areas:
  • Action to adapt to a changing climate in practical situations;
  • Business including finance and insurance;
  • Economic analysis;
  • International dimensions of climate impacts; and
  • Regional and country variation across the British Isles on climate impacts.
More info on applying
More info on the work of the ASC

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