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Top technologies for reducing farm emissions

A new report looks at options for reducing carbon emissions from Scottish farms. The analysis indicates that the 20 technology options considered could reduce emissions by between 9 and 150 kt CO2e GHG annually if they were implemented to their fullest potential across Scotland.

As well as reducing emissions, the analysed technologies would also have other positive environmental effects with regards to for example soil or water quality. 
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ECCI wins business award

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation - where the CXC secretariat is based - has won the prestigious Guardian Sustainability Business award in the category for collaboration.
The Centre was hailed for providing a solid platform for low carbon start-ups based on its collaboration between Edinburgh's three main universities.

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Strong PDRF applications

We received a series of strong proposals in response to our recent CXC Fellowships funding call offering Post Doctoral Research Fellowships in policy evaluation and energy system change.

Appointments will be announced in our next newsletter.
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Tender invitation:
RPP3 evidence reviews

The Scottish Government is inviting tenders for three sectoral evidence reviews into potential wider impacts of climate change mitigation measures as part of the RPP3 process.

The reviews will identify the most robust quantitative models and tools to enable quantification and, where possible, monetisation of the potential wider impacts of climate change mitigation actions which would be relevant to the Scottish context. They will also produce a synthesis of qualitative evidence which indicates the direction (positive / negative) and potential magnitude of the potential wider impacts of climate change mitigation actions which would be relevant to the Scottish context.

Evidence Review of the Potential Wider Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation are invited for:
Built Environment,  Reference No: MAY245862
Transport, Reference No: MAY245860
Agriculture/Land Use, Reference No: MAY245861


Adaptation Futures 2016
A full write up and scientific posters are now available from the Adaptation Futures conference which took place in Rotterdam 10-13 May.
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Climate Change and Energy indicator dashboards
Carbon Brief has launched two new interactive data dashboards - one for key climate change indicators and one for key energy indicators.

Climate Change and the cost of living
A new report published by Paul Watkiss Associates examines how climate change could affect day to day living costs of UK households, with a particular focus on low income households.
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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


Report on climate change adaptation progress

The second annual report on progress on climate change adaptation in Scotland has been published. The report provides an update against the Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme since publication of the first annual report in May 2015.

The report focusses on what steps have been taken for each objective; what work has taken place in the last year and what work is planned for the next 12 months.
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Community and local energy research
CXC will host a symposium on community and local energy research on 22 September. The event will bring together research projects from across disciplines and institutions to discuss latest findings and policy-relevant insights. Those insights will also be presented to the Scottish Government.
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Historic Environment Scotland Conservation Summer School
6-10 June
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Transformations 2017
Interdisciplinary conference on sustainability, Dundee
30 August - 1September
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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 at ECCI

Developments in environmental justice in Scotland
The consultation seeks views on whether further change is needed in the justice landscape to protect wildlife and the environment and to provide better access to justice in civil environmental cases.
Open until 10 June 2016
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