TWO Scots cities have been recognised for their work in addressing the ‘climate challenge’.
Dundee and Edinburgh have been awarded ‘A-grade’ recognition – among 122 cities, worldwide – from the not-for-profit charity, CPD, “that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts”.
Says The City of Edinburgh Council, here: “The retained A-List position recognises that Edinburgh has continued to:
- Publicly disclose a city-wide emissions inventory;
- Set an emissions reduction target – for Edinburgh, this is a target of net zero emissions by 2030;
- Published a climate action plan – Edinburgh’s 2030 Climate Strategy – which sets the strategic direction for reducing the city’s emissions and becoming resilient to future climate change;
- Completed, and is in the process of updating a climate risk and vulnerability assessment; and
- A climate adaptation plan, showing how it plans to tackle the unavoidable impacts of climate change, which will be updated and extended to respond to the risk assessment.”
Adds a Dundee City Council announcement, here: “More than a dozen activities – from climate literacy training to developing new approaches, strategies and themes – have been delivered in the city to respond to the local, national and international climate crisis.”
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