A plastic-free shopping zone and a big tree-planting programme will be considered in Glasgow’s bid to become a carbon neutral city by 2030. A report by the city’s climate emergency working group contains more than 60 recommendations, including addressing the poor energy efficiency of older housing stock and introducing car-free zones at more schools. The group, set up in February, has representatives from all four political groups on the council, activist groups and the Chamber of Commerce. Its report concludes that “all of the scientific evidence shows that action needs to be taken right now”. The city formally declared a climate emergency in May.
Times 24th Aug 2019 read more »
Glasgow City Council is considering introducing the country’s first “plastic-free” shopping zone and embarking on a major tree planting programme as part of escalating efforts to tackle climate change. Scotland’s biggest local authority is also weighing up whether to hasten its efforts to become carbon-neutral by 2030, which would bring its target forward by seven years. A panel tasked with formulating the city’s response to the climate crisis has also suggested the expansion of car-free zones around schools. The cross-party climate emergency working group includes representatives from businesses and environmental activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion.
Scotsman 24th Aug 2019 read more »