Glasgow sets a target of carbon neutrality for 2030 – seven years ahead of the previous 2037 target


Glasgow’s Climate Emergency Working Group has delivered a report with over sixty recommendations that it considers provides a pathway to becoming a carbon neutral city.

The working group, which included representation from all four political groups at the council, citizen activist groups and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, has set Glasgow a target of carbon neutrality by the year 2030 – seven years ahead of the previous 2037 target.

Established in February, the group was given six months in which to draw its conclusions and report back to the council in recognition of the need to respond to the growing concerns of the impending climate crisis. The council formally declared there was a climate emergency at a meeting of all 83 city councillors in May this year.




The recommendations that it considers provides a pathway to becoming a carbon neutral city.

The working group, which included representation from all four political groups at the council, citizen activist groups and Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, has set Glasgow a target of carbon neutrality by the year 2030 – seven years ahead of the previous 2037 target.

Established in February, the group was given six months in which to draw its conclusions and report back to the council in recognition of the need to respond to the growing concerns of the impending climate crisis. The council formally declared there was a climate emergency at a meeting of all 83 city councillors in May this year.