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Indicator cards show climate change impact on lichen and snow-bed species 

ClimateXChange is working with the Scottish Government and the Adaptation Sub Committee to develop indicators on climate change adaptation in Scotland.

Our first indicator cards are on ancient woodland lichens and snow bed species. Both are important in assessing the kinds of adaptation actions we may need to take to respond to climate change.

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Low carbon life in 2030

As part of a Scottish Government project on what low carbon life in 2030 may look like, ClimateXChange is developing well-evidenced narratives for the kinds of behaviours we may see at a household level.

The narratives will include looking at how we heat our homes and the energy we use, the way we get around, the food we eat and the goods and services we consume.

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Equality in the renewables sector

The Scottish Government’s reporting on the targets in the 2020 Renewable Routemap for Scotland has since 2012 included a CXC report on progress on equality issues. This year’s survey has been sent out to different types and sizes of organisation that are involved in the renewables industry in Scotland, from PR to Manufacturing, NGOs to Developers, and micro businesses to large corporations.

Results from last year's survey are included in Section 5 of the Renewable Routemap

Read more about last year's survey


SKAPE to connect science, knowledge and policy

SKAPE  - a new centre for science, knowledge and policy at the University of Edinburgh launched in late June - will conduct innovative and critical research on the relationship between knowledge and policy. The centre will provide a platform for teaching and training, and promote engagement with policy-makers and other policy actors.

Visit the SKAPE website


What Works Scotland

A new hub has been set up to look at what works and what does not work in public sector in Scotland. What Works Scotland is part of the What Works Network and will in the first instance choose four case studies on Scottish Community Planning Partnerships.

Visit the What Works Scotland website


Adapting to Change: From Research to Decision-making
Third Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation
Copenhagen, 25-27 August,
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Save the date:
European Climate Change Adaptation  2015 will take place in Copenhagen 12-14 May 2015

Keep up to date with events from ECCI and Sniffer

Backcasting on renewable energy

ClimateXChange has hosted a follow-up event on backcasting to achieve 100% renewable energy in Scotland by 2030.

Read the report from the the first event and back ground documents from the follow-up.

Full report will be available shortly.


ClimateXChange Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting this year will be an open space for our members to discuss their projects with other members. Taking place at the ECCI on Thursday 11 September.

Email Lee on to book a space to present your work.


New report on Scottish shale gas and oil 

A new report from the British Geological Survey on the resources in the Midland Valley, Scotland, suggests that there is a modest amount of gas and oil.

The complex geology of the area and historic mine workings means that there would have to be exploratory drilling and testing  to determine how much of the shale gas and oil could be recovered.

Read the report

Scottish heat map launched

A new online interactive heat map visualises where the demand for heat is and where heat can be generated in Scotland.

Anyone can access the tool to identify opportunities for heat networks, and to assess heat density and proximity to heat sources.

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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


Consultation on Statutory Guidance on the General Purpose for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency is open until 4 August.

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Consultation on Good Practice Principles For Community Benefits From Offshore Renewables  is open until 21 August.

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