Community Engagement in Edinburgh's Draft 2030 Climate Strategy

12aug7:30 pm9:00 pmCommunity Engagement in Edinburgh's Draft 2030 Climate StrategyMake your voice heard / contribute your ideas to the Implementation Plan: Civil Society Roundtable to review what's needed in final planOnline7:30 pm - 9:00 pm OrganiserTransition Edinburgh with a wide range of civil society groups co-hostingEvent TypeMeeting,Webinar & Talks,Workshop & Training

Event Details

3rd Roundtable on CEC Climate Strategy

7.30pm – 9.00pm Thursday 12 Aug 2021

The Draft 2030 Climate Strategy is open for public consultation until 12 September.

Facing the Climate Nature Emergency our focus is on: How to best engage with citizens and civil society?

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This follows our August 2020 Roundtable we hosted with the Council. See the Report HERE with Visions shared HERE and Questions HERE.

Background Documents to read before participating:

Transition Edinburgh

The following is from The Edinburgh Reporter:

plan will include a framework of action required on the part of the
council, citizens and businesses in the city and responds to work by the
Edinburgh Climate Commission. One of the asks is that everyone in the city, particularly small and medium sized businesses, should sign up to the Edinburgh Climate Compact
which will commit individual organisations to transition to net zero.
The plan will dovetail in with all other council policies such as the City Mobility Plan and the 2030 City Plan.

The six main principles of the draft plan are:

  1. Ensuring a Just Transition to net zero which focuses on fair work and tackling poverty and inequality in Edinburgh.
  2. Preventing future emissions and adapting Edinburgh to the unavoidable impacts of climate change.
  3. Creating 20-minute neighbourhoods where every day needs and services can be met locally.
  4. Improving the energy efficiency of Edinburgh’s buildings helping to
    reduce citywide emissions and energy demand as well as operational and
    maintenance costs.
  5. Ensuring Edinburgh’s energy infrastructure
    can support an increase in demand to the city’s electricity supply,
    whilst also assessing the suitability of new green energy sources.
  6. Working with Scottish Government to create the right conditions and
    support for citizens and businesses to make the practical changes they
    need to the way they live and work to become more sustainable.



(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm