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.

Edinburgh's Climate Compact Highlights Impact Of Teamwork And Collaboration In Addressing Climate Change

Fri, 12/18/2020 - 00:00

The Edinburgh Climate Compact is a unique opportunity for Scotland’s capital to show the world the power that teamwork and collaboration has in addressing the climate emergency.

It is the first of its kind in Scotland and moves the city on from its declaration of a climate emergency in 2019 towards the ambitious target it set itself to meet 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. 

The transition to decentralised renewable energy 

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 00:00

The continuing growth of renewable energy in the UK energy system, and its associated technological advancements, are key drivers behind the move toward a more decentralised approach to energy generation.

This decentralised approach is fundamentally changing the way consumers are engaging with renewable energy. 

Forward, Faster, Together: Recommendations For A Green Economic Recovery In Edinburgh

Thu, 08/20/2020 - 00:00

Our recommendations for a green recovery respond to the compound crisis of Covid-19 and climate change.

Our 'Forward, Faster, Together: Recommendations for a Green Economic Recovery in Edinburgh', report highlights the conditions for a successful green recovery; governments must enable change, we must accelerate existing programmes, new and more effective partnerships must deliver, and we must work with the people of Edinburgh to build a resilient city that meets their needs.

The Green Recovery - Coronavirus, Climate Change And The Dangers Of Complacency

Wed, 08/19/2020 - 00:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has received 24/7 media coverage across the globe, and with good reason.

Coronavirus has had a catastrophic impact, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of people, devastating our economies and materially changing the lives of millions as we try to adapt to the profound societal changes it has inflicted.

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.