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.


Dr Sam Gardner (Chair) On The Impact Of Covid-19 On The Climate Emergency

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 00:00

As the world is rocked by a global pandemic, it seems counterintuitive to turn to the crisis of climate change as a source of hope and purpose.

Yet, building a better future, the resilient, fairer future that the response to climate change demands of us all, remains an imperative that must guide us as we emerge from Covid-19. 

Right now we remain in the eye of this crisis and every effort must be made to protect people and help the most vulnerable.

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. 

Chair of Edinburgh Climate Commission announced

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 14:48

The independent Chair of the Edinburgh Climate Commission, Dr Sam Gardner, has been announced today [19 February] in conjunction with an update on Edinburgh's progress towards its ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. 

Edinburgh Climate Commission takes shape

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 14:52


Edinburgh City Council and Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) are progressing plans to establish an Edinburgh Climate Commission that will spearhead the city's medium and longer term response to the climate crisis with a major conference and youth summit in development for early 2020. 

Earlier this year, Edinburgh joined cities and nations all over the globe in announcing decisive action to tackle the climate emergency, setting the Capital the ambitious target of becoming a carbon neutral city by 2030.