Why is net zero important?

The Scottish government has set a net-zero target of 2045, with the City of Edinburgh Council pledging an even more ambitious target of becoming a net-zero city by 2030.

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NET ZERO EDINBURGH BY 2030

Edinburgh has an ambitious target to become a net zero city by 2030 . This means that by 2030, we want to remove the same amount of greenhouse gases that we, as a city, put into the air.

Our 2030 target recognises the need for Edinburgh to play its part in helping to deliver on national goals to reduce emissions. And that cities will need to make faster progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions if Scotland is to meet its national 2045 net zero target.

Our longer-term vision for a greener, cleaner, fairer Edinburgh will only be possible through working with others. Citizens across the city, businesses and organisations in Edinburgh and the Council must work together to achieve this goal.

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