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1 ClimateXChange Andy Kerr Director, Policy Centre of Expertise on Climate Change

2 Three areas of work Call Down Service A call down enquiry service providing policy makers with access to timely, robust and impartial evidence and professional opinion to support policy questions. Proactive support Providing focused intelligence and professional opinion on medium-term and over-the-horizon issues. Planned work Near term policy research (~3 – 12 months outlook) organised into three interlinked Workstreams – Mitigation; Adaptation; and Significance, Risk and Uncertainty. Image: think4photop / FreeDigitalPhotos.netImage: Evgeni Dinev / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Image: federico stevanin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

3 Policy-relevant Research Strategic Tactical Days to weeks 1 yr + Call Down RESAS / UKRC / FP7 Strategic Research Programmes Research synthesis Fixed funding Flexible activities How do we fit into the broader picture… <12 months

4 Call Down Enquiry service Providing advice and evidence in response to specific enquiries from policy teams, to meet their deadlines. We assemble the right expertise to respond. We are able to draw in outside expertise to complement the in-house research resource. Turn-around times range from a few working days to several months, depending on the needs of the enquirer and the scope of the work. Quality is assured by the ClimateXChange Directorate.

5 How to Make an Enquiry your enquiry to Provide as much detail as possible about the substance of the enquiry, and also:  a named contact;  an indicative deadline;  any relevant background documentation;  an indication of the purpose to which the response will be put. Contact Ragne Low in the Secretariat for more information.

6 Examples Support to the development of the second Report on Proposals and Policies (RPP2) Expert review of Scottish implications of UK CCRA A study to consider the abatement potential in the housing sector looking beyond 2020 An international comparative review of adaptation strategies

7 Planned work 3 Workstreams: Mitigation – led by Dominic Moran and Eileen Wall, SAC E.g. Exploring system wide implications of economic interventions Adaptation – led by Iain Brown, JHI and John Rowan, Dundee E.g. Developing effective indicator sets Significance, Risk and Uncertainty – led by David Elston, BioSS E.g. Significance of climate model outputs Multidisciplinary teams drawn from across ClimateXChange Outputs tailored to policy teams’ needs on a longer timescale

8 Proactive support – Emerging Issues In partnership with policy teams identify key mid-term policy questions where evidence, analysis and expert opinion can add real value Examples: Carbon accounting Urban heat developments Peatland restoration

9 Who are we? Aberdeen Dundee St Andrews Edinburgh Heriot Watt Glasgow Strathclyde Universities James Hutton Rowett Moredun BioSS Scottish Agricultural College Forest Research The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Research Institutes Crichton Carbon Centre Sniffer Other Over 80 researchers 16 organisations

10 ClimateXChange’s Structure Strategic Research Programme Board Steering Group Directorate Adaptation Mitigation Significance, Risk and Uncertainty Secretariat Three Directors: Iain Gordon - MRP Director (James Hutton Institute) Andy Kerr - Policy Director (Edinburgh) Pete Smith - Science Director (Aberdeen) Workstream leads: Adaptation: Iain Brown (JHI) & John Rowan (Dundee) Mitigation: Dominic Moran (SAC) & Eileen Wall (SAC) SRU: David Elston (BIOSS) Secretariat: Matt Ogston (Project Manager) Ragne Low (Knowledge Officer) Paul Georgie (Data and Information Officer) Anne Marte Bergseng (Communications Officer) Lee Callaghan (Administrator)

11 Three areas of work Call Down Service A call down enquiry service providing policy makers with access to timely, robust and impartial evidence and professional opinion to support policy questions. Proactive support Providing focused intelligence and professional opinion on medium-term and over-the-horizon issues. Planned work Near term policy research (~3 – 12 months outlook) organised into three interlinked Workstreams – Mitigation; Adaptation; and Significance, Risk and Uncertainty. Image: think4photop / FreeDigitalPhotos.netImage: Evgeni Dinev / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Image: federico stevanin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


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