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Sustainability

Positioning peatlands at heart of climate change debate

Researchers from SRUC have been offered a unique opportunity to position peatlands as a nature-based solution to climate change at the COP26.…

  • SRUC
  • 26/10/2021
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Climate solutions from peatlands to parasites

As world leaders arrive in Glasgow for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), scientific experts have created a virtual tour showcasing research to tackle Scotland’s climate crisis.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/10/2021
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Tackling the challenge of growing food sustainably

Growing food fairly and sustainably is one of the greatest challenges of our time and sits at the heart of what we do at SRUC, so the chance for us to partner in the largest ‘grow your own’ project ever undertaken in Scotland feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/10/2021
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Anything grows with new Dandelion project

SRUC is part of an innovative initiative which will see people in Scotland growing, sharing and celebrating food, music and ideas with their communities.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/10/2021
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Latest Rural Policy Centre podcast focuses on COP26

The latest episode of SRUC’s Rural Policy Podcast is now available, focusing on the challenges facing the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP26).…

  • SRUC
  • 05/10/2021
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Climate measures must not damage farm diversity

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Islands & Natural Environment Committee invited Davy McCracken to suggest what they should focus their scrutiny on during this Parliamentary Session.…

  • SRUC
  • 04/10/2021
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SRUC and COP26

COP26 comes at a “pivotal moment” for the world but also represents a “huge opportunity” for change, according to the Principal of SRUC. …

  • SRUC
  • 17/09/2021
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A new vision for land use in Scotland: six conversations

The Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) is a network of around 350 members which aims to share knowledge, skills and experience of ecological design, encourage sustainable thinking and promote environmentally proactive behaviour.…

  • SRUC
  • 23/08/2021
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Report calls for revolution in Scottish land use

The Scottish Government, councils and landowners need to take “urgent and combined actions” to tackle the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis, according to a new report.…

  • SRUC
  • 23/08/2021
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Novel vertical farm to accelerate skills, research and innovation

SRUC will be the first higher education institute in Scotland to open a vertical farm for research and education. …

  • SRUC
  • 09/08/2021
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New projects to develop ecosystem markets

Researchers at SRUC have won a share of £300k in funding for three projects to develop new carbon markets for regenerative agriculture, saltmarsh restoration and lowland peatlands.…

  • SRUC
  • 14/07/2021
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SRUC signs Argentina agreement

Scottish scientists are set to work with South American farmers to help reduce the carbon footprint of a country with one of the highest levels of beef consumption in the world.…

  • SRUC
  • 12/07/2021
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