Scots cities recognised for ‘climate challenge’ work

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 CPD, here: “To score an A, among other actions, a city must disclose publicly through CDP-ICLEI Track, have a city-wide emissions inventory and have published a climate action plan.”

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.”

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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