Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Carbon Neutral Edinburgh 2030

Edinburgh's citywide vision is to be a green, fair, and healthy city that is carbon neutral by 2030. An ambitious and comprehensive cross-cutting program of work will address projects in four key sectors – domestic, public and commercial buildings, industry, and transport. 

The city is working with world-leading partners like the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and EIT Climate-KIC to implement a phased program of complex system change. It  also acts as a co-sponsor of a Climate Commission that brings together partners in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to deliver a carbon-neutral city. 

The solutions are multi-layered and acknowledge the urgency to act in the prevention of harmful environmental effects on citizens' health and wellbeing. It is forecast that £8 billion of investment will be required over the next decade to ensure that we can deliver these innovative solutions and create real change.

“Edinburgh has prioritised tackling poverty, driving sustainability and the wellbeing of our citizens. We are taking bold steps to improve the city as a place where our residents can live well, affordably, in good health and with a strong sense of community. We have been consulting with our residents to make sure that their ambitions for our Capital are at the heart of our plans for the future."

Councillor Adam McVey
Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council

* Disclosure: The Wellbeing Cities Award’s laureates and finalists were selected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil rights protests. In the light of these new events, our events team is working to reflect these crucial changes in the program of the Wellbeing Cities Forum.

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