Edinburgh Climate Commission

Edinburgh Climate Commission was established in February 2020, bringing together key organisations and actors from across the city and from the private, public and third sectors. The Commission aims to accelerate action and impact on climate change in the city, and provides independent, expert and authoritative advice to enable and support the best choices being made for Edinburgh. The Commission will aim to catalyse action, challenge decision makers in the city and convene stakeholders critical to the accelerated response we must see if we are to meet our 2030 target. It is co-sponsored by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation at the University of Edinburgh and City of Edinburgh Council.

In its first year, the Commission aims to address key challenges in the city. The Commission will also act as a forum where organisations can exchange ideas, research findings, information and best practice on carbon reduction and climate resilience.

The Commission will feed into the democratic process through City of Edinburgh Council, producing reports and position papers on key issues in the city.


Structures and Members

Dr Sam Gardner, Head of Climate Change & Sustainability at Scottish Power is the Chair of the Climate Commission.  Adam McVey, Leader of the Council is Vice-Chair.

Members of the Climate Commission represent a range of sectors and interests that will be essential in helping the city achieve its Net Zero target. More information about the individual members can be found here.