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    • Improving Emissions Assessment of Scottish Government Spending Decisions and the Scottish Budget 

      Black, James; Spowage, Mairi; Watts, Rob (Fraser of Allander Institute, 2022-06)
      This research project contributes to the Joint Budget Review on matters related to climate change between the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament. It considers how to improve the extent to which decision making ...
    • Electric vehicle enabled buildings: evidence review of installation costs 

      Crouse, Monika; Trousdale, David; Mulley, Bipin; Mahmud, Moshiuzzaman; Cunningham, Scott (Wood Group UK, 2022-06)
      This research explores the difference in cost between the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charge points during initial construction or major renovation of a building as opposed to retrofitting at a later date. There ...
    • Taking a managed adaptive approach to flood risk management planning – evidence for guidance 

      Trewhella, Steven; Wilson, Nicola; Kuijk, Pippa van; Fenn, Teresa (Rivelin Bridge, 2022-06)
      Scottish Government guidance strongly encourages managed adaptive flood risk management. This research investigates how local authorities are currently developing adaptive flood risk management plans to inform the future guidance.
    • Scottish saltmarsh, sea-level rise, and the potential for managed realignment to deliver blue carbon gains 

      Austin, William; Smeaton, Craig; Houston, Alex; Balke, Thorsten (University of St Andrews, 2022-06)
      Vegetated coastlines, including seagrass, mangroves, and salt marshes, are valued for their capacity to sequester and store large amounts of organic carbon in their soils. The importance of ‘blue carbon’ habitats in ...
    • Understanding carbon sequestration from nature-based solutions 

      Baggaley, N; Britton, A; Sandison, F; Lilly, Allan; Stutter, M; Rees, R M; Reed, M; Buckingham, S (The James Hutton Institute, 2022-06)
      The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) defines nature-based solutions (NBS) as “actions to protect, sustainably manage, and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges ...
    • Scottish whole energy system scenarios 

      Thirkill, Adam; Milne, Scott; McKinnon, Stuart (Energy Systems Catapult, 2022-05)
      This research sets out a set of Scotland-specific whole energy system scenarios. These scenarios demonstrate three qualitatively different routes for Scotland to meet its emissions reduction targets, allowing different ...
    • Comparing Scottish bioenergy supply and demand in the context of Net-Zero targets 

      Meek, David; Jenevezian, Amber; Leishman, Robbie; Odeh, Naser; Bates, Judith (Ricardo Energy & Environment, 2022-05)
      This report updates estimates of Scotland’s domestic bioenergy supply, analyses demand for bioenergy in published net zero pathways, and assesses the scale of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage that could support ...
    • Land Use Partnerships using a Natural Capital Approach: Lessons for Scotland 

      Reed, Mark; Waylen, Kerry; Glass, Jayne; Glendinning, James; McMorran, Rob; Peskett, Leo; Rudman, Hannah; Stevens, Brady; Williams, Abigail (Scotland’s Rural College, 2022-05)
      Regional Land Use Partnerships (RLUPs) are being set up in Scotland to help achieve Scotland’s climate change targets through land use change and a natural capital approach[1]. These partnerships facilitate engagement ...
    • The Land Capability for Agriculture: building a tool to enable climate change assessments 

      Udugbezi, Emmanue; Rivington, Mike; Lilly, Allan; Nolan, Andrew; Wardell-Johnson, Doug (The James Hutton Institute, 2022-05)
      The Land Capability for Agriculture (LCA) classification for Scotland has been used since the 1980’s to inform decision-making on land use management, planning and valuation. The risks and opportunities posed by climate ...
    • Greenhouse gas emissions from Scottish farming: an exploratory analysis of the Scottish Farm Business Survey and Agrecalc 

      Barnes, Andrew; Bevan, Kev; Moxey, Andrew; Grierson, Sascha; Toma, Luiza (Scotland’s Rural College, 2022-05)
      The Scottish Government has set ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Scottish agriculture; in 2018 these emissions represented 16% of the nation’s total. As part of a commitment to reach ...
    • Tidal Flooding on the Clyde Options Analysis and Scoping of Adaptation Pathways 

      Trewhella, Steven; Wilson, Nicola; Roberts, Helen; Kuijk, Pippa van; Zirpolo, Alex (Rivelin Bridge, 2022-04)
      Adaptation pathways is a decision-making tool employed to adapt to climate change and the inherent uncertainties of future risk. This research sets-out to explore the evidence base to help design and apply adaptation ...
    • Review of climate vulnerability assessment of Scotland’s marine environment and marine economy 

      Winne, Sarah; Pritchard, Adam; Kennedy, Simon; O’Gorman, Stefanie (Ramboll Management Consulting, 2022-04)
      The impacts of climate change on Scotland’s seas are expected to become more frequent and severe over the coming decades. This research reviews climate vulnerability assessments (CVAs) of natural and socio-economic marine ...
    • Assessing greenhouse gas emissions from Scotland’s fishing fleet 

      Metz, Sébastien; Paredes, Carlos; Motova, Arina (Seafish, 2022-04)
      In December 2020, the Scottish Government launched Scotland’s Fisheries Management Strategy 2020-20301. This strategy sets out a vision for Scotland to be a world-class fishing nation. It aims to deliver responsible and ...
    • The role and impact of innovation agencies: an international review 

      Parker, Kyle; Winskel, Mark; Kerr, Niall (University of Edinburgh, 2022-04)
      This report presents an overview of the scholarly literature and case study data regarding the role and deisng of public sector agencies in accelerating technological innovation.
    • Cost reduction pathways of green hydrogen production in Scotland 

      Dawkins, James; Ash, Nick; Suvendiran, Kitty (Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, 2022-04)
      This report explores the costs of producing green hydrogen in Scotland, including how the production cost and the supply chain could develop to 2045.
    • Understanding the impacts of emission trading systems and carbon border adjustment mechanisms on Scottish business 

      Lavric, Lucia; Woods, Duncan; Johnson, Mark; Budaragina, Marianna; Jones-Morris, Catherine; Colonna, Francesco (Ricardo Energy and Environment, 2022-04)
      This report develops an approach to assess the impacts of Emission Trading Systems and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanisms on Scottish business.
    • Building-level energy storage: reducing consumer bills to deliver zero-emissions heat 

      Burns, Freya; Strachan, Stephen; Dunne, Hannah; McGuinnity, Peter (Changeworks, 2022-01)
      This report examines the extent to which building-level energy storage technologies could help to reduce household energy costs when installed alongside zero-carbon heat technologies. The report presents results from a ...
    • Green Building Passports: a review for Scotland 

      Small-Warner, Katie; Sinclair, Colin (Building Research Establishment Limited, 2022-03)
      This report provides policy makers with an understanding of the purpose, structure and use of Green Building Passports (GBPs), along with the main barriers and opportunities when considering their possible introduction in ...
    • Public awareness of climate risks and opportunities in Scotland 

      Millar, Catriona; Mulholland, Ciaran; Corner, Adam (Ipsos, 2022-03)
      This study explores the Scottish public’s understanding of current and future risks and opportunities posed by a changing climate. Having a better understanding of the public’s awareness of the risks of climate change will ...
    • Expanding Scottish energy data - heat 

      Kelly, Michael; Georgiev, Martin; Murray, Calum (Ricardo Energy & Environment, 2022-03)
      This report was commissioned to develop new and improved methodologies for collecting and assessing energy data in Scotland in three areas: • Weather correcting heat demand: developing a method to weather correct non-gas ...