Edinburgh's net zero target

Our climate awards and memberships

Since we declared a climate emergency in 2019 we have

  • achieved CDP A list status in 2021 and 2022. This is the highest global rating for climate action worldwide and we were the only A list city in Scotland in 2021, and one of only two A list cities in Scotland.
  • signed up to the national Civic Charter on Climate by Scotland’s Climate Assembly in 2021
  • gained the maximum of six badges by the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in 2021 – in recognition of Edinburgh's climate mitigation and adaptation efforts
  • been ranked among the top three councils in the UK in 2022 by the Council Climate Plan Scorecard project for the quality of our Climate Strategy
  • achieved Silver Sustainable Food City Status in 2022, in recognition of our pioneering work to promote healthy and sustainable food
  • joined the Cities Race to Zero which is a global campaign to win leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth
  • joined Cities Race to Resilience which is the sister campaign to Race to Zero and helps cities prepare for and adapt to the unavoidable impacts of climate change
  • signed up to the Edinburgh Declaration committing to halt biodiversity loss
  • signed up to UK100 Net Zero Pledge.
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CDP A list cities 2022

Edinburgh is a CDP A list city, the highest global rating for climate action worldwide

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