Global climate emergency
This Centre aims to find new systems-level solutions to tackle the worsening climate crisis.
Our major climate crisis projects:
The state-of-the-art GreenShed will use cattle waste products to power a methane capturing system and grow indoor crops.
A leading agricultural resource efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions calculator developed by SAC Consulting and SRUC.
Digital Dairy Chain
Transforming the Dairy Supply Chain with Innovation, Collaboration, and Growth.
Climate crisis research in SRUC news:
Could taxing unhealthy food help tackle climate change?
A new study, involving researchers at SRUC, has found that taxing foods high in fats, sugar and salt could potentially reduce emissions from food consumption, but it is unlikely that one policy could achieve both nutritional and climate goals.
Net-zero Cabinet Secretary sees SRUC climate research in action
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Net Zero and Just Transition has been learning about some of the cutting-edge climate change research being carried out at SRUC.
Flower power at heart of methane reduction research
SRUC scientists’ research into reducing cattle methane emissions using a chemical from daffodils is part of a project awarded £2.8 million by the Department for Environmental Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
First UK outing for portable chambers to measure sheep methane
High-tech portable chambers for measuring methane emissions from sheep are being used in the UK for the first time.
Africa's 'forgotten food crops' could play key role in climate change research
Researchers at SRUC, the World Vegetable Center, World Agroforestry and partner institutions have modelled how nutrient-rich forgotten food crops – crops not promoted in recent decades with the dominance of major staples – could help diversify future food systems to make them more climate-resilient and healthier.
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