Islands identified to become carbon neutral

HALF a dozen Scottish islands have been identified to become ‘carbon neutral’ by 2040.

The islands of Hoy (Orkney), Islay, Great Cumbrae, Raasay, Barra and Yell (Shetland) have been chosen to be part of the Scottish Government’s ‘Carbon Neutral Islands’ project.

Says a Scottish Government announcement, here: “A report on the project will be published over the summer and plans will be developed for individual islands in collaboration with key partners and the communities involved. 

“The project will also align with the Scotland wide net zero work and contribute to the Scottish Government’s 2045 net zero commitment.

“Whilst working closely with communities to move towards net zero in a fair and just way, the Carbon Neutral Islands project aims to share good practices and learnings from the project with all other Scottish islands.”

Pictured: Hoy, Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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