A net zero, climate ready Edinburgh by 2030
As Scotland’s capital and economic centre, we want to make sure that a cleaner, greener and fairer future for everyone is at the heart of our plans. We have set an ambitious target for Edinburgh to become a net zero city by 2030. This means that by 2030, we want remove the same amount of greenhouse gases that we, as a city, put into the air.
Be inspired by what communities, businesses and the Council are doing to achieve the target. You can also browse through the city's net-zero Edinburgh website to find out more about our ambitious target, and about what we and our city partners are doing to achieve.
About the climate clock
We are in a climate emergency. There is still time to avert disaster if we take bold and immediate action at the speed and scale necessary. Our best window to do this is in the next seven years. We all need to make changes to avoid raising global temperatures by another 1.5ºC. If we don't, we will be at a point of no return. Scientists say we will experience the worst effects on the climate we have ever seen.
The deadline and lifeline on the climate clock tell us what we need to do, by when. They are the most important numbers in the world. Find out more about the climate clock.
In the news
- Council to review carbon emissions of buildings across the city 17 May 2023
- Purchase of Liberton Hospital paves the way for accessible low-carbon homes 26 April 2023
- Edinburgh growing together 19 April 2023
Information on Climate
- 2030 Climate Strategy
- City development
- Climate action in Edinburgh
- Edinburgh's net zero target
- European support for reducing emissions
- Heat networks and building assessment reports
- Local Heat and Energy Efficiency Strategy (LHEES)
- Preparing Edinburgh for climate change
- Sustainable urban regeneration
- Track Edinburgh's progress to net zero