A road map has been set out by the City of Edinburgh Council for moving forward the ambitious target to deliver a carbon neutral Capital by 2030. The ‘short window improvement plan’ outlines 37 immediate and short-term actions across all areas of Council business such as planning, transport, housing, energy, education, tourism, culture, festivals, economic development, waste/recycling, parks, biodiversity/green infrastructure, our communities and partners. The road map highlights the actions the Council is looking to take forward over the coming months while a City Sustainability Strategy is developed with partners and published next year. Members of the Policy and Sustainability Committee will consider the road map at their meeting this Friday (25 October 2019).
Edinburgh Reporter 23rd Oct 2019 read more »
Proposals to reduce Edinburgh’s carbon footprint by two thirds are estimated to cost around £8 billion to the entire city over the next 11 years – and be paid back in savings after 16 years – while the remaining carbon is set to be removed through embracing improved technology or by offsetting, which could include planting a new forest in the Capital. Earlier this year, Edinburgh City Council pledged that the Capital will become carbon neutral by 2030 – and councillors will consider a “road map” to how this can be achieved when the policy and sustainability committee meets on Friday.
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