The City of Edinburgh Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and set an ambitious target for Edinburgh to become a net-zero city by 2030 – 15 years ahead of Scotland’s national target of 2045. To achieve this, businesses and stakeholders from across the city region’s private, public and third sectors will need to act together and deliver a net-zero carbon economy. 

The COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference will take place in Glasgow from 1-12th November. As Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh will play its part in supporting the COP26 to be a successful global event. 

We will also ensure the city builds on the momentum from this unique event to promote itself as a leading sustainable city with green innovation across a range of sectors. 

COP26 Edinburgh Summit

New to Edinburgh? Support Edinburgh’s climate targets by choosing sustainable suppliers and experiences whilst visiting the city. 

Plan ahead: Keep up to date with the latest guidance on travel and working in Edinburgh during COP26.


Edinburgh is a thriving city and is home to businesses from all industries who are driving innovation and solutions to help tackle the climate crisis and support the city’s target of net-zero ambitions by 2030.

Businesses and stakeholders from across the private, public and third sectors are working together to invest in climate action and make our city resilient to future challenges and build a better future for our citizens. 

There are many innovative and exciting projects being undertaken in the city to support Edinburgh’s net-zero commitment and to help the city meet it’s climate target.

A range of practical resources and toolkits, including information on the Edinburgh Climate Compact, are also available to help businesses reduce their emissions.

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