Sustainable Edinburgh 2020

The framework for sustainable development

Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 (SE2020) is the Council's Framework for the sustainable development of the city until 2020.

Our vision is that

"Edinburgh in 2020 will be a low carbon, resource efficient city, delivering a resilient local economy and vibrant flourishing communities in a rich natural setting."

The Framework is based on the ten Aalborg Commitments.

The full colour version of Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 is available below. If you want a printed copy, please download the text-only version below.

Action plan and progress report

The Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 Action Plan 2012-14 was approved in March 2012.

Each year we report on our progress so far in achieving a Sustainable Edinburgh. The 2013-2014 annual report can be viewed below. 

You can also watch our video showing how we are working towards a Sustainable Edinburgh 2020.

Sustainable Development Partnership

The Edinburgh Sustainable Development Partnership (ESDP) was formed in February 2013. The aim of the Partnership, comprising key stakeholders across the city, is to coordinate action to ensure the sustainable development of the city. Meetings are held quarterly.

The Partnership is a cross cutting partnership of the Edinburgh Partnership.

A presentation of the draft Edinburgh Local Development Plan was given at a special meeting of the Partnership concerned with planning policy in the city.

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