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This Policy Briefing summarises the key messages from a Debate organised as part of the 'Rural Scotland in Focus' series.
This Briefing shows results of new analysis of the 2008 Scottish Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Survey to investigate the factors that affect the energy use behaviours of Scottish residents
Farmers and their farming practices are needed to maintain and improve conditions for habitats and species of European farmland biodiversity concern.
Discussion on the issues associated with ruminant livestock production, placing Scottish livestock production and its relationships with food production and climate change issues in a global context.
A study conducted by ADAS and SAC for the UK Land Use Policy Group and estimated that the minimum cost of meeting publicly defined environmental objectives in the UK would be just under £2 billion/yr.
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, land use, land use change and forestry (ALULUCF) are a significant percentage of UK emissions.
Recent research involving ADAS, SAC, IGER and the AFBI sought to develop projections of the likely impact of current policies on future land use.
This briefing reports research by SAC and Queen Margaret University College for the Scottish Government on farmers’ awareness, attitudes and agricultural practices in relation to NVZs.
In an ongoing effort to develop a set of environmental accounts for agriculture, Jacobs and SAC have recently reviewed and updated a preliminary set of accounts developed in 2004.
Addressing climate change features prominently as an objective in the most recent round of proposed changes to the CAP.
This Briefing summarises key findings and recommendations to CNPA and highlights the need for partnership working to take forward renewable energy generation projects.
This report provides useful information on understanding 'carbon' behaviour to help policy makers deploy the right tools to meet national carbon targets
Research briefing on the risk of outbreaks of liver fluke based on the latest climate change projections
This short scoping project was funded by the RPC to explore evidence regarding the impact of the woodfuel sector on the rural economy in Scotland.
This briefing presents details of a novel approach to estimating monetary values for cultural ecosystem services.
This briefing presents the finding of applying a novel approach to estimating monetary values for cultural ecosystem services using the Black Sea, Turkey as a case study example.
This briefing describes a novel approach to link dynamic ecosystems and cultural inputs within an economic analysis. The work was undertaken in Gdynia, Poland.
Research undertaken as part of the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme, Economic Adaptation: Developing a low carbon rural economy
This research briefing discusses the findings of research work to understand how the application of Passivhaus building design standards could help achieve a low carbon rural future.
This research briefing outlines how breeding combined with feed regime management can aid greenhouse gas mitigation.
This is a research briefing highlighting the findings from collaborative work between SRUC and The James Hutton Institute on buffer strips
This Research Briefing discusses the community benefits of commercial developers to nearby communities in relation to the installation of renewable projects.
This Research Briefing investigates how carbon emissions can be reduced through using perennial crops and sufficient incentives.
This briefing provides a summary of research that investigates soil and vegetation trends and characteristics associated with forested riparian buffer strips
This Policy Briefing discusses some of the issues surrounding fracking and in particular how they relate to Scotland.
This is the third Research Briefing looking at the effects of different management strategies for riparian buffer strips. This briefing focuses on the affects on insect pollinators.
This is a policy briefing which discusses ways of reducing green house gas emissions on farm through resource efficiencies and thus improving financial performance.
This research briefing identifies several ways in which new and innovative climate actions could be designed and integrated into RDPs, including through LEADER and cooperative actions.
This research briefing summarises a study which found that increasing the use of insect meal in salmon feed could reduce demand for fishmeal and add value to low grade bio-waste streams.