A light railway, a roof over part of the M8 and 18 million new trees are among projects being considered in a £30 billion plan to rejuvenate Glasgow. Details of the developments are contained in a brochure, nicknamed Greenprint, being produced to showcase the opportunities in the city before the Cop26 climate talks in November. Council leaders say that the changes are needed to ensure the city can meet its net zero ambitions and they hope to lure international investors attending the conference to back the proposals. Susan Aitken, the council’s SNP leader, acknowledged that some of the ideas would cost tens of billions of pounds and may take decades. However, she believes they are essential if the city is to meet its targets to reduce emissions and improve the sustainability of its communities and said: “Transition has to be about the social and economic wellbeing of Glasgow and its people. Other projects on the agenda include £10 billion of insulation improvements to the housing stock, a £180 million expansion of the Scottish Event Campus, a £120 million sustainable clothing manufacturing district in Paisley and a £40 million investment in a district heating scheme in Polmadie and the Gorbals.
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