Welcome to the website for Edinburgh’s Climate Commission. You will be able to find information on the Commission members and the Commission’s planned areas of work. Edinburgh Climate Commission is part of the wider Place-Based Climate Action Network.


Unique City Compact launched to catalyse action on climate change

Six leading Edinburgh businesses and employers have signed a pledge aimed at sparking radical action on climate change across the city.

Launched by the Edinburgh Climate Commission, the Edinburgh Climate Compact outlines a list of commitments which organisations taking part will need to adopt, to contribute to a green recovery and help Edinburgh reach its target of net zero emissions by 2030.

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A Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for Edinburgh published


A Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for Edinburgh

The Place-based Climate Action Network has released the final version of its Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for Edinburgh.

Using economic modelling, the Roadmap shows how Edinburgh can accelerate towards Net Zero emissions by 2030 by making changes to its housing, buildings, transport and industry.

It also quantifies the financial and carbon benefits of intervening in these four key areas.


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Commissioners join Scotland’s Climate Assembly’s Evidence Group


Two Commissioners from the Edinburgh Climate Commission have been confirmed as members of Scotland’s Climate Assembly’s Evidence Group.

Daisy Narayanan, Director of Urbanism at walking and cycling charity Sustrans, and Commissioner Dave Reay, Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh, will join a team of individuals provding support and expertise to the Climate Assembly on climate change issues. 

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'Forward, Faster, Together': the Commission publishes their Recommendations for a Green Recovery


Today, the Edinburgh Climate Commission has published its report 'Forward, Faster, Together: Recommendations for a Green Economic Recovery in Edinburgh', which you can download using the link at the end of the page.

The Edinburgh Climate Commission is an independent body working to accelerate action on climate change in Edinburgh. The Commission established just as Covid-19 took hold and has produced this, its first report, for all who have a role in how Edinburgh recovers from the pandemic.

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“The Commission will focus its work on helping to unlock the delivery of the measures we know we must take, not only to tackle climate change but to help build a better future for all of Edinburgh."

Dr Sam Gardner, Chair of Edinburgh Climate Commission