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Environment Research Publications

 Due to Scottish Government web publishing system changes in early 2012 this publication listing no longer generates automatically more recent research reports. Manual titles have added based on Social Research records held elsewhere from 2012

Date

Publication

Description

27/10/2016

Evaluation of the Compliance and Quality of Biodiversity Duty Reports 2015 Report

This research reviews biodiversity duty reporting by public bodies in Scotland and assesses the contribution of activities to Scotland’s biodiversity strategy.
27/10/2016

Evaluation of the Compliance and Quality of Biodiversity Duty Reports 2015 Research Findings

This research reviews biodiversity duty reporting by public bodies in Scotland and assesses the contribution of activities to Scotland’s biodiversity strategy
27/10/2016

Guidance for Biodiversity Duty Reporting

This research reviews biodiversity duty reporting by public bodies in Scotland and assesses the contribution of activities to Scotland’s biodiversity strategy.
20/01/2016

Evaluation of the Regional Land Use Framework Pilots

This report presents results from the evaluation of two local authority led Regional Land Use Framework pilot projects.
20/01/2016

Evaluation of the Regional Land Use Framework Pilots - Research Findings

This document summarises findings from the evaluation of two local authority led Regional Land Use Framework pilot projects.
23/12/2015

Mapping Flood Disadvantage in Scotland 2015: Main Report

This research identifies and maps the neighbourhoods in Scotland that would be most disadvantaged by flooding.
23/12/2015

Mapping Flood Disadvantage in Scotland 2015: Methodology Report

This report describes the methods applied in developing the flood disadvantage dataset for the project Mapping Flood Disadvantage in Scotland 2015.
23/12/2015

Mapping Flood Disadvantage in Scotland 2015: Research Findings

This document summarises the main findings from the project Mapping Flood Disadvantage in Scotland 2015.
22/12/2015

Consultation on Review of the Role of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board: Findings from the Analysis of Consultation Responses

This report presents the findings from the analysis of responses to the consultation on the review of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (2015).
22/12/2015 Scottish Agricultural Wages Board - Poverty Impact Assessment & Consultation Analysis

This is the Poverty Impact Assessment carried out by RESAS analysts on the options for the future of the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board. The options were: abolish the board; retain but make it advisory; or retain in its current form.

16/11/2015 Review of the Climate Challenge Fund This report reviews the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), a Scottish Government scheme that supports communities to take action to address climate change.
16/11/2015 Review of the Climate Challenge Fund - Appendix A: Sampling Methodology and Appendix B: Topic Guides This report reviews the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), a Scottish Government scheme that supports communities to take action to address climate change
16/11/2015 Review of the Climate Challenge Fund - Appendix C: Case Studies Report This report reviews the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), a Scottish Government scheme that supports communities to take action to address climate change
16/11/2015 Review of the Climate Challenge Fund - Research Findings This report reviews the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF), a Scottish Government scheme that supports communities to take action to address climate change
28/08/2015 A Consultation on “The Climate Change (Duties of Public Bodies: Reporting Requirements) (Scotland) Order 2015”: Analysis of Responses This report presents an analysis of written responses to the Scottish Government's consultation on its draft Climate Change (Reporting on Climate Change Duties) (Scotland) Order 2015
22/05/2014 Land Use (LUS) Delivery Evaluation Project – Volume 1: Main Report This report provides the funding’s of the Land Use Strategy Delivery Evaluation Project undertaken in Scotland between 2012 and 2014. It evaluates eleven case study land use delivery mechanisms to ascertain their effectiveness in translating the strategic Principles of the LUS into decision-making on the ground.
22/05/2014 Land Use (LUS) Delivery Evaluation Project – Volume 2: Appendices This report provides the funding’s of the Land Use Strategy Delivery Evaluation Project undertaken in Scotland between 2012 and 2014. It evaluates eleven case study land use delivery mechanisms to ascertain their effectiveness in translating the strategic Principles of the LUS into decision-making on the ground.
22/05/2014 Land Use (LUS) Delivery Evaluation Project  Scotland, 2014 – Research Findings This the summary of the Land Use Strategy Delivery Evaluation Project. It summarises the findings from an evaluation of eleven case study delivery mechanisms, to ascertain their effectiveness in translating the strategic Principles of the LUS into decision-making on the ground.
10/01/2014

Consultation on the Draft Scottish Climate Change Adaption Programme: Analysis of Responses

Analysis of responses to a public consultation exercise seeking views on the draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.
10/01/2014

Consultation on the Draft Scottish Climate Change Adaption Programme: Analysis of Responses – Research Findings

Summary of the main research findings of a public consultation exercise seeking views on the draft Scottish Climate Change Adaptation Programme.

25/10/2013

Flood disadvantage in Scotland: mapping the potential losses in well-being

This Scottish research looks at the communities most socially and spatially vulnerable to potential flood events in terms of their underlying characteristics (i.e. socio-demographic data such as age and health, spatial and physical characteristics of the neighbourhood), with a focus on mapping flood disadvantage (i.e. socio-spatial vulnerability combined with the probability of being flooded).

30/08/2013

Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 – Consultation on Stage 1 Proposals: An Analysis of Responses

In May 2013 the Scottish Government launched a public consultation to gather views on its initial proposals for changes to the 2014-2020 Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP). This report presents an analysis of responses to this stage 1 consultation.

28/06/2013

Safeguarding Scotland's Resources - A Programme For the Efficient Use of Our Materials:  Analysis of Consultation Responses – Research Findings

In June 2012 the Scottish Government launched a consultation on Safeguarding Scotland's Resources - A Programme for the Efficient Use of Our Materials. This research findings report summarises the written responses to the consultation.

28/06/2013

Safeguarding Scotland's Resources - A Programme For the Efficient Use of Our Materials:  Analysis of Consultation Responses

In June 2012 the Scottish Government launched a consultation on Safeguarding Scotland's Resources - A Programme for the Efficient Use of Our Materials. This research findings report summarises the written responses to the consultation.

04/03/2013

Main Findings from the Climate Change Behaviours Research Programme

Between 2010 and 2012, a programme of research into climate change relevant behaviours has been taken forward by the Scottish Government. This report summarises findings from across the research programme to date.

29/10/2012

Agriculture and Climate Change: Evidence on Influencing Farmer Behaviours – Research Findings

These are the summary findings from a national and international literature review and interviews with a range of opinion formers in the agricultural community in Scotland.

29/10/2012

Agriculture and Climate Change: Evidence on Influencing Farmer Behaviours

This report sets out to answer a number of questions relating to farming behaviour and meeting greenhouse gas emissions targets.

23/03/2012

The Impact of Workplace Initiatives on Low Carbon Behaviours - Case Study Report

This case study report is one output from a research project, commissioned jointly by the Scottish Government, Defra and the 2020 Climate Group, which investigates ‘what works’ in delivering low-carbon behavioural initiatives in the workplace. The report highlights the actions taken by 10 innovative employers.

23/03/2012

The Impact of Workplace Initiatives on Low Carbon Behaviours Main Report

This research, commissioned jointly by the Scottish Government, Defra and the 2020 Climate Group, investigates ‘what works’ in delivering low-carbon behavioural initiatives in the workplace.

 

Date Publication Description
   
01/12/2011 Analysis of Responses to the public consultation “Securing the Benefits of Scotland's Next Energy Revolution” Analysis of 104 written responses to a public consultation exercise seeking views on how communities can benefit from renewables developments.
26/10/2011 Analysis of Responses to the Public Consultation on Scottish Marine Regions - Defining Their Boundaries Analysis of written responses to a consultation paper on proposals for the creation of Scottish Marine Regions.
17/06/2011 Review of The Climate Challenge Fund The Review of the Climate Challenge Fund has investigated in depth the impacts of 21 community projects across Scotland looking to reduce carbon emissions and explored how they have been successful. This report plus annexes gives a full account of the review process and findings.
17/06/2011 Review of the Climate Challenge Fund - Research Findings The Review of the Climate Challenge Fund has investigated in depth the impacts of 21 community projects across Scotland looking to reduce carbon emissions and explored how they have been successful. This short summary gives key findings drawn from the main report.
17/06/2011 Review of The Climate Challenge Fund: Appendices The Review of the Climate Challenge Fund has investigated in depth the impacts of 21 community projects across Scotland looking to reduce carbon emissions and explored how they have been successful. This report plus annexes gives a full account of the review process and findings.
13/06/2011 Delivering Sustainable Flood Risk Management: An Analysis of Consultation Responses This report is an analysis of consultation responses received following the publication of the Delivering Sustainable Flood Risk Management Guidance.
03/02/2011 International Review of Behaviour Change Initiatives This report, commissioned as part of the Scottish Government’s Climate Change Behaviours Research Programme, reviews a range of behaviour change initiatives that have attempted to reduce the carbon intensity of consumption practices. It aims to enhance understandings of different approaches to behaviour change, and to explore the transferability of initiatives to the Scottish context.
25/01/2011 Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Guidance: an Analysis of Consultation Responses An analysis report of consultation responses received following the Public Bodies Climate Change Duties Guidance Consultation.
21/07/2010 Reservoir Safety in Scotland: An Analysis of Consultation Responses A mixed-methods analysis of consultation responses to proposals to amend reservoir safety regimes in Scotland.
01/07/2010 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2009: Sustainable Places and Greenspace A report based on data from the 2009 Scottish Social Attitudes survey which enhances the evidence base on the Sustainable Places national outcome and the links between the environment and wellbeing.