Our climate target: net-zero 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 to rebuild a strong economy after covid-19.

We have set an ambitious target for Edinburgh to become a net-zero city. Read article about Edinburgh's commitment to becoming a net-zero carbon city by 2030. This is 15 years before Scotland's national net-zero target.

This means that by 2030, we will be making sure that we remove the same amount of carbon and other greenhouse gases that we as a city, put into the air.

This move is key to achieving a greener and more sustainable city. It is also one of the key themes from the City Vision 2050 consultation. This is where we asked people about their hopes and wishes for the future of the city.

There is a lot that we need to do to meet our net-zero aim. And our recovery from covid-19 and meeting of our longer-term sustainability vision for Edinburgh will only be possible through working with others. With people from across the city, across the council and across our partners.

Our ask of Edinburgh residents will change as we recover from the impact of coronavirus. But our focus will always be on making Edinburgh into a better city with and for the people who live here.

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