Katherine Beckmann

Knowledge Exchange & Research Associate

I work with the Adaptation Team of Scottish Government’s ClimateXChange programme (CXC).  CXC addresses a wide range of climate topics to support policy makers in Scottish Government and my work is focused on

1. Identifying contextual, ‘enabling frameworks’ for adaptation

2. Identifying the role that government policy has in creating and improving the context so as to promote resilience and adaptation action

3.  Demonstration of adaptation (where possible).   See http://www.climatexchange.org.uk/index.php/cxc-work/cxc-adaptation

4. Supporting the development and use of indicators of adaptation for Scotland, particularly for the Built Environment.

I have a background in natural sciences, resource management and knowledge exchange.  I hold two science degrees, and am a member of one of the Business Networks run by Cambridge Programme for Industry.  

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Silvifuture: A network promoting novel forest species

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Climate Ready Forestry at Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

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Inner Forth Futurescape

Photograph by RSPB

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The Great Trossachs Forest

Copyright Isobel Cameron, Forestry Commission Picture Library

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Loch Leven Nature Reserve

Actions to increase adaptive capacity to changing rainfall patterns in the Loch Leven Nature Reserve

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Nigg Bay Nature Reserve

In response to sea-level rise, managed coastal realignment was undertaken in Nigg Bay, Scotland, allowing the saltmarsh to re-establish naturally.

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Katherine is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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Economics of adaptation

Assessing the costs of adaptation using multiple lines of evidence.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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