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Climate crisis and our path to net zero

As we return to a sense of normality, we want to see that enthusiasm continue. Not only does choosing to walk, cycle or wheel benefit our health and mental wellbeing and save us money, but it can have a significant impact on the environment.

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 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.

Find out how we’re meeting our Net-Zero commitment.