The Edinburgh Climate Compact

Launched by the Edinburgh Climate Commission, The Edinburgh Climate Compact is a commitment by the leading businesses and employers in Edinburgh to take action within their own organisation to contribute to a green recovery and radically reduce the city’s carbon emissions.

The Climate Compact outlines clear action areas that organisations commit to in signing the document. Action areas are clear but specific actions are not always given to allow space for each organisation to tailor activity to their own particular context.

What is involved?

Within the first month of joining signatories will have to:

• Publish their current emissions
• Publicise information on they are currently doing to reduce their climate impact.
• Complete the benchmarking sheet and return it to the compact’s administrator

Businesses then have ongoing, quarterly and annually commitments.

Information and support for SMEs

The Compact recognise that small to medium enterprises (SMEs) may require some additional support when becoming a signatory. With this in mind, there is useful information to assist SMEs in committing to the terms of Compact. This will help organisations of all sizes in investing in net zero and building a better future for Edinburgh.

Find out more information about the Climate Compact or how to sign up here.

Edinburgh Climate Compact signatories:
• Changeworks
• Edinburgh Airport
• Edinburgh Arts Festival
• Edinburgh College
• Edinburgh Fringe Festival
• Edinburgh International Festival
• NatWest Group
• NHS Lothian
• Robertson Group
• SP Energy Networks
• Shepherd and Wedderburn
• The City of Edinburgh Council
• The University of Edinburgh
• Edinburgh Trams