Edinburgh City Council (ECC) has pledged to ensure that the city operates on a “net-zero” carbon basis by 2030 – 15 years before Scotland’s national net-zero target for 2045. The new commitment forms part of the local authority’s updated Corporate Policy and Strategy Committee’s report on climate, which contains measures that the council claims will “safeguard the health and wellbeing of current and future generations as well as the sustainable prosperity of the city as a whole”. The report commits ECC to reaching “zero-carbon” status within its own operations by 2030 and calls on all actors across the city-region’s public, private and third sectors to follow suit. It additionally states that, in the event that this deadline is missed, 2037 would be set as an “absolute limit” for delivering a local zero-carbon economy.
Edie 20th May 2019 read more »