Unique City Compact launched to catalyse action on climate change

Sun, 12/20/2020 - 10:14

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.

A Net Zero Carbon Roadmap for Edinburgh published

Mon, 12/07/2020 - 09:33


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.


Commissioners join Scotland’s Climate Assembly’s Evidence Group

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 09:40


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. 

Edinburgh Climate Roundtable 2030 takes place

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 15:18

Yesterday evening, representatives of civil society organisations from across Edinburgh joined a roundtable with the Climate Commission and members of City of Edinburgh Council to discuss how the city can achieve its Net Zero by 2030 target. The event was organised by Transition Edinburgh, the Council and the NGO Democratic Society, and represented a chance for the city’s citizens to engage with the Commission and Council on the climate issues that matter to them.  

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

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 06:01


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.

Edinburgh Climate Commission publishes Principles for Green Recovery

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 08:36


Principles to shape a net zero recovery: Forward, Faster, Together


Re:  An open letter to all who will play a part in shaping Edinburgh’s recovery from Covid–19 and our response to the climate emergency.


PCAN Fund reopens for place-based climate action projects and new Fellowships

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:26


Round 2 of the popular PCAN Fund is now open for place-based project proposals that develop ideas and approaches with wider relevance to the delivery of local climate action plans.

Edinburgh Climate Commissioner contributes to COP26 Network Brief

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:23


Edinburgh Climate Commissioner, Professor Dave Reay, has contributed to the COP 26 Universities Network Briefing on a Net Zero Emissions Economic Recovery from COVID-19 for the UK Government. The brief emphasises the importance of ensuring countries’ focus on economic growth post-COVID is based on sustainability and international cooperation in the run up to COP 26 (currently postponed until 2021).


City of Edinburgh Council to introduce emergency measures for pedestrians and cyclists

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 15:07

The City of Edinburgh Council have been working with Transport Scotland and Sustrans on a scheme to re-designate road space to pedestrians and cyclists, enabling them to move around the city while observing social distancing. It will be one of the first local authorities in the UK to introduce these emergency measures. This has been made possible with support from the £10 million fund to assist local authorities with introducing temporary travel solutions, announced by Cabinet Secretary Michael Matheson on 28th April.