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Economics of climate change adaptation

A pilot project in Aberdeenshire has examined the costs and benefits of managing the risks arising from climate change. The phase 1 report explores the evidence for weather-related expenditure by Aberdeenshire Council over the past five years and makes recommendations for recording procedures for weather events. 

This research will inform best practice across local authorities and the broader public sector in Scotland. A second phase of research will explore longer term options that address existing and emerging weather related risks. 

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Mapping the community sector

In 2014, 65 community groups across the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire were surveyed as part of the EU funded TESS project . This report provides a synthesis of that unique dataset.

Insights will be relevant for those who are designing or administering funding and support programmes for community-based initiatives, particularly those with an environmental focus.

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Reducing emissions from livestock

This report examines the approaches for quantifying emissions, reviews recent studies and provides recommendations on benchmarking. The aim is to perform repeated comparisons of the emissions intensity (EI) of Scottish livestock derived agricultural commodities with other countries.
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Edinburgh International Science Festival 2016
ECCI will host an exciting programme of events during the Edinburgh International Science Festival 
7-14 April, Edinburgh
ECCI programme
Full Science festival programme

Climate Change Public Conversations Workshop
22 March, ECCI, Edinburgh
Read about the project

UKERC’s first annual research conference

Energy systems challenges in a world in transition
22-23 March, Oxford
More info

 Adaptation Futures 2016
10-13 May 2016, Rotterdam
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Facing the Future Conference: Realising Resilience
31 May - 1 June, Aberdeen
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1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Climate Agreement
Environmental Change Institute Conference
21-22 Sept, Oxford
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Keep up to date with events from ECCI and Sniffer

Meeting Global Challenges & Making a Difference - Aligning Our International Development Policy with the Global Goals
Open until 20 May 2016
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New case study: How CXC member RBGE are adapting to climate change

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has four gardens across Scotland. Staff in the gardens see the impact climate change is having on horticulture.

A new case study published thorugh the Adaptation Scotland programme looks at the process used to investigate the impact of weather events across the different gardens and how this data can be used.
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Read a Scotsman article about the project


UK inquiry into Scottish renewable sector

The Scottish Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament have initiated an inquiry into the renewable energy sector in Scotland.

CXC submitted evidence to the inquiry and our Director Dr Andy Kerr gave oral evidence at the first session on 24 February.
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Making Things Last – A Circular Economy Strategy for Scotland

A new strategy from the Scottish Government identifies four priority areas for a circular economy approach to be developed: food and drink, energy infrastructure, re-manufacturing and construction.

The Strategy will be delivered in collaboration with Scotland’s enterprise agencies, SEPA and Zero Waste Scotland.
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Heat and the City
A new book from the Heat and the City programme builds on socio-technical studies, economic and urban sociology, human geography, applied economics and policy studies in order to understand energy governance and systemic change in energy provisions.
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Paris 2015 Climate Summit: Outcomes and Implications for Scotland
A new SPICe briefing sums up some of the key issues that are included in the COP21 agreement and identifies what implications the agreement may have for Scotland’s approach to tackling climate change.
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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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