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Past Projects

Bridging the Gap, 
Assembly Coffee

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Our Edinburgh Branch team conducted consumer surveys and further research to provide a comprehensive view of speciality coffee in consultation with Assembly Coffee, a speciality coffee roasters in Brixton. The outputs of this project will be used to further inform the speciality coffee industry and consumers. 

Roadmap to Sustainability,

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For the EU freight industry, global action on climate change and responsive legislation provides both a challenge and opportunity for shippers, carriers, and logistics service providers to become more environmentally sustainable. SixDegrees Edinburgh utilised both research and consulting teams to capture the research, analysis and resulting recommendations to define Tennders’ short and medium-term options for assisting their clients in reducing their CO2 emissions.

Food Security, 

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Pest and pathogen burdens on crops are highly local and variable making it difficult to define current top threats and predict the impact of climate change. This SixDegrees Edinburgh report uses existing literature and climate change predictions to quantify the impacts of climate change for crop dynamics across the world, as well as identifying a selection of emerging threats. 

Natural Climate Solutions Alliance,

Friends of the Earth

Carbon Offsetting

University of Oxford

Carbon Capture & Storage

University of Oxford


Our team outlined a plan of focus and development for a web platform to support ecological entrepreneurs in generating Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) around the United Kingdom. This platform would be the first of its kind, run out of Friends of the Earth, and established with the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance by the World Economic Forum.


University of Oxford is assessing options to compensate for unavoidable emissions. The University’s sustainability office has measured that Oxford emits 30,000 tonnes of carbon per year from aviation-related emissions by staff and academics. Six Degrees assessed various commercial nature-based offset opportunities available to compensate for these emissions.


This report is a follow-up analysis on carbon emissions offsetting for the University of Oxford. The report assesses the technology associated with and the availability, price, and capacity of geological sequestration opportunities currently in the market.

Home Affairs Bureau,

the Government of Hong Kong


Our team produced a policy brief detailing and planning a comprehensive food waste recycling scheme for the most populous district in Hong Kong for the Home Affairs Bureau in conjunction with the Democratic Party. 

We are excited to see the scheme launch in late 2019. 

Construction Industry Development Board, Malaysia


The CIDB was established in 1994 under the CIDB Act to advise the Federal and State Government.


Our team provided a report on sustainable regulations in model countries, considered Malaysian legislation, calculated emissions saving & economic costs and devised an implementation program spanning key stakeholders and governmental departments.  

World Green Organization


Our team produced a policy paper comparing climate change mitigation policy in London versus Hong Kong. In particular, we focused on the calculation, policy application and impact of sector-specific emissions targets.

Our findings will be communicated to the government and the public in a press conference in mid-2019. 

New Zealand Crown Research Institute 


Scion is working with the NZ government and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to establish the city of Rotorua as a leader in Circular Bioeconomy in the Asia Pacific region. Our team conducted a thorough investigation to advise the incorporation of indigenous Maori culture in the successful establishment of Te Ohanga as a local Hub. 

This work culminated in a summit in New Zealand with neighboring governments and the Foundation in late April 2019.

Development Observatory,

University of Costa Rica


Our team analyzed indicators and statistical information used in the calculation of the Ecological Footprint for Costa Rica in the context of major biodiversity challenges for the country and identified information gaps and further opportunities for the analysis of footprints at a subnational level.

This work will be used in the triangulation of information between State of the Nation policy and Environmental data to inform future policy-making.

City of Newcastle, 


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Our team conducted an investigation into successful carbon and water policies and their financing mechanisms for cities across the world to inform next steps for Newcastle's 2020 Carbon & Water Management Plan. 

This work was performed for Deputy Lord Mayor Cr Declan Clausen and will be used to prepare a new Plan to be considered by the elected council in 2020.

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