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Glasgow to host ECCA 2017

CXC and partners from academia, policy, charities and local and national government, have successfully bid to bring the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) to Glasgow in 2017.

This leading climate change conference will attract around 1000 delegates from the UK, Europe and around the world, and be a show case for the partnership approach Scotland is taking to climate change adaptation and resilience.
Read the news release from Glasgow City Council


Key energy events

CXC is hosting several key energy debates, lectures and seminars over the next few weeks:

Public perceptions of climate change in the aftermath of the winter 2013-14 flooding
The UK winter flooding of 2013/14 provided a unique opportunity to investigate whether personal experiences of extreme weather events might change public views on climate change. This seminar with Professor Nick Pidgeon will present the main findings and communication implications of a major British survey conducted for  Cardiff University.
11:30-12:30 Friday 15 May followed by lunch 

Household energy efficiency programme evaluation: does it tell us what we need to know?
A seminar by Dr Joanne Wade will present a summary of recent evidence about the impacts of energy efficiency programmes on household energy use, and consider whether this evidence tells us what we need to know to inform robust policy and programme design.

10:30 – 12:00 on 19 May at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Making better decisions? Using Citizens' Juries in Scotland

Join the project team behind our unique citizens' juries, including Dr Oliver Escobar and Dr Jen Roberts, to hear about the bespoke design of the juries and the research findings.

The event will also discuss the potential for citizens’ juries to support decision making in Scotland.

4.30 - 6.30 pm on 20 May, Edinburgh

UKERC Technology and Policy Assessment: Consultation Workshop
This consultation workshop provides an opportunity for stakeholders in Scotland to put forward priority research questions to be addressed during the UKERC’s third phase.

The meeting will consist of an introduction to the TPA’s research methods and work to date, followed by a structured workshop on potential topics to be considered in the next phase of research.

10.15 am - 1.30 pm on 9 June, Edinburgh


RESAS highlights

The Scottish Government has published 2014 highlights from its on-going programme of strategic scientific research for the  the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division. The report sets out how ClimateXChange and other centres of expertise support the Government in linking long term research and policy.

The programme works on a on a five-year basis with planning for the 2016-21 programme well underway.

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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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Multi-party Dialogue:
The Challenge of Climate Change

ClimateXChange and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation are sponsoring two events looking at climate change and carbon reduction, and the relationship with economic and social policies through dialogue, interactive group discussion and provocative insights.

The events, taking place in Edinburgh on 28 and 29 May will both be hosted by John Sturrock and feature John Ashton
More info and registration


CXC researcher up for award 

CXC researcher Dr Jen Roberts has been nominated for the title of Heriot-Watt Scottish Energy News Researcher of the Year. Jen has worked on issues relating to low carbon energy generation, perceptions and public debate. She is currently editing the final report from our Citizens' Jury project.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony the Green Investment Bank on 14 May.
Read more about our energy research



Mitigation of Climate Change - Insights from the IPCC and beyond
Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Professor of the Economics of Climate Change of the Technical University Berlin, will summarise the main findings from Working Group III's contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report. 26th May 2015, 6.30-8.30pm
More info and registration

Facing the Future 2015
This biannual postgraduate conference is a  two-day event for Masters, PhD and Early Career Researchers. University of Dundee 26-27 May.
More info and registration

Climate Change Science and Technology Conference
An update on the physical science behind climate change, its impacts,and how these impacts may be mitigated.  27 May, Royal Society of Edinburgh.
More info and registration

embedding climate resilience at the heart of transforming and regenerating deprived communities

Community Energy 2015: Building Partnerships & Delivering Successful Projects
Westminster Briefing event 8 July Central London
More info and registration

Keep up to date with events from ECCI and Sniffer

td-net’s toolbox for co-producing knowledge
This toolbox has been developed to help inter- and transdisciplinary researchers finding the adequate (mix of) methods for addressing the challenges of co-producing knowledge.
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Adaptation without Borders - Indirect Impacts of Climate Change
The Stockholm Environment Institute's weADAPT programme has launched a new web-tool to help countries assess the challenges they may face due to climate change impacts in other parts of the globe.

Adaptation Without Borders focuses on the interdependencies between nations, the vulnerabilities these create, and ranks countries using an Index of Exposure.
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The impact of climate change on water scarcity
SEPA information sheet
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