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Climatexchange andy kerr director policy centre of expertise on climate change
ClimateXChangeAndy KerrDirector, PolicyCentre of Expertise on Climate Change


Three areas of work
Three areas of work

Image: federico stevanin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image: think4photop / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image: Evgeni Dinev / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • Planned work

    • Near term policy research (~3 – 12 months outlook) organised into three interlinked Workstreams – Mitigation; Adaptation; and Significance, Risk and Uncertainty.

  • 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.


How do we fit into the broader picture
How do we fit into the broader picture…

Strategic

RESAS / UKRC / FP7

Strategic Research Programmes

Policy-relevant

Research

Research

synthesis

Fixed funding

Flexible activities

Call

Down

Tactical

Days to weeks

1 yr +

<12 months


Call down enquiry service
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.


How to make an enquiry
How to Make an Enquiry

Email your enquiry to enquiries@climatexchange.org.uk.

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.

    ragne@sniffer.org.uk


Examples
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


Planned work
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


Proactive support emerging issues
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


Who are we
Who are we?

Over 80 researchers

16 organisations


Climatexchange s structure
ClimateXChange’s Structure

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)


Three areas of work1
Three areas of work

Image: federico stevanin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image: think4photop / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image: Evgeni Dinev / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  • Planned work

    • Near term policy research (~3 – 12 months outlook) organised into three interlinked Workstreams – Mitigation; Adaptation; and Significance, Risk and Uncertainty.

  • 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.