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Projects - Climate Change

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Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Agriculture Sector

This is being undertaken as part of the Adapting to Climate Change (ACC) cross government programme, based in Defra. The objective is to inform UK adaptation policy in 2012, by assessing the current and future risks and opportunities posed by the impacts of climate change for the UK.

Climate Change impacts on the Livestock Sector

This project aims to predict the impact of climate change on the UK livestock industry and to assess the measures needed to adapt to a changing climate. The emphasis of this project is on gaining an understanding of the nature of the risks that might arise to the public interest, their extent and their value, and the policy interventions that are then required. A major part of the project is the assessment of the costs and benefits of the possible adaptation measures needed to adapt to climate change (to find out more see below).

Blackland: Complex Agricultural Systems in the Outer Hebrides

The Blackland Project examines this neglected system of crofting agriculture through a study of soils and management on a group of crofts totalling 80 ha. on the east side of the Uists in the Outer Hebrides (to find out more see below).

Prof Bob Rees

Professor of Agriculture & Climate Change / Head of Carbon Management Centre

Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4365

E-mail: bob.rees@sruc.ac.uk

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