Edinburgh Climate Commission is an independent group working together to accelerate climate action and impact in Edinburgh.

The Commission was launched in February 2020 and aims to:

  • Identify and address the challenges critical to Edinburgh meeting its climate targets
  • Provide independent, expert and authoritative advice to support the city's transition to net zero emissions by 2030
  • Catalyse action, challenge the city's decision makers and convene stakeholders
  • Act as a forum where organisations can exchange ideas, research findings, information and best practice on carbon reduction and climate resilience.

The work of the Commission is co-sponsored by the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Climate Change Institute at the University of Edinburgh. We are also part of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN). 

Structures and Members

We are chaired by Dr Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change and Sustainability at Scottish Power and made up of 15 people with experience of working in climate change and sustainability.