Carbon Neutral Edinburgh 2050: How? 5.30-8.30pm 20June CityChambers EH1 1YJ

Carbon Neutral Edinburgh 2050: How? 5.30-8.30pm 20June CityChambers EH1 1YJ

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Edinburgh City Chambers

253 High Street



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Carbon Neutral Edinburgh 2050: What will the city's built environment look like? ... and how can we manage the journey there? 5.30 for 6.30-8.30pm Wednesday 20 June at the City Chambers, 253 High Street EH1 1YJ.

Join in a round-table conversation bringing together key people from the City Council - elected representatives and officers - with the Cockburn Association, Edinburgh World Heritage, Built Environment Forum Scotland, Scottish Ecological Design Association, Scottish Solar Energy Group and Edinburgh Architectural Association.
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From the first 5,000 respondents to the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision consultation these aspirations emerged:

  • Edinburgh becoming carbon neutral
  • Eradicating poverty as we undertand it today
  • Reimagining public space in Edinburgh
  • Making Edinburgh more caring.

This gathering will explore how to achieve the first - and consider how best to balance the many other objectives pressed on those who are charged with running the city:

  • How can the practical steps be taken to cut emissions from our existing built heritage?
  • What messages should we be sending to those who invest in our capital city?
  • How can the co-benefits of the transition to carbon neutral be factored into decisions?

Draft Timetable
5.30pm Transition Edinburgh Open Meeting to review 2017-18
Raising awareness on climate issues this past year
Our Participation Request to the City of Edinburgh Council
Next Steps for Transition Edinburgh and sub-groups
How everyone can get involved.
6.15pm Refreshments and Registration for Round-table event
6.30pm Welcome by Clr Neil Gardiner, Built Environment & Sustainability Champion
6.40pm Context: Professor Cliff Hague, Chair, Cockburn Association
6.50pm Challenges: Prof Sandy Halliday, Principal, Gaia Research
7.00pm Facilitated Round-table conversations

  • Refurbishing / upgrading existing buildings [AR+ ]
  • Standards for all new buildings [RA+ ]
  • Challenge of Transient populations – visitors and students [JC+JG]
  • Engaging the whole population [MW+ ]
  • Air Pollution / Active Travel / public spaces [PA+ ]
  • Other ideas?! [DS+ ]

8.00pm Bringing together the themes emerging
8.30pm Close

The event is being facilitated by Transition Edinburgh, a community-led network that connects and supports civil society groups, and initiates practical projects that strive for a greener, fairer, healthier and more resilient Edinburgh. We are holding a short annual general meeting from 5.30-6.15pm - to which all are invited.

Registration for the Round-table event with refreshments will be available from 6.15pm. The event is in the City Chambers Business Centre - entered via the main Reception of the City Chambers on the High Street.

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