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Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

Edinburgh Climate Commission chair announced

The commission has been established to connect stakeholders from the business, public and civil society sectors and will work to create opportunities for local climate action.

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Los Angeles announces 'decade of action' to combat climate crisis

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed LA’s Green New Deal: Leading By Example which lays out a carbon neutral vision and a firm commitment to environmental justice and equity.

Almost half of councils unsure of their carbon footprint

Almost half of councils unsure of their carbon footprint

According to a freedom of information request from engineering services trade body ECA, councils also lack plans for reducing the carbon emissions from their built assets.

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

UK capitals embark on tree-planting campaigns

Tree-planting initiatives form part of the global effort to substantially reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and counteract the effects of climate change.

Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions

Birmingham latest city to propose private car restrictions

Goals behind the transport plan include connecting citizens with new job and training opportunities, prioritising people over cars and revitalising the city centre and local areas.

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

Tampere launches carbon footprint calculator

The calculator aims to allow users to find a route and check how much their carbon footprint would be affected by using public transport, cycling or walking, compared to driving.

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Santa Fe awards four-year smart waste contract

Waste reduction and recycling are key elements of the New Mexico city’s commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality by 2040.

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

Test project shows how Tampere's buildings can lower their carbon footprint

The smart district heating project by Tampere Power Utility and a student housing foundation uses AI and apartment-specific sensors to reduce energy consumption and cost.

Seattle accelerates plans to combat climate crisis

Seattle accelerates plans to combat climate crisis

The mayor of Seattle is proposing to convert thousands of oil-heated homes to cleaner, lower carbon electric heat to help battle carbon pollution.

Liverpool submits £230 million green deal bid to government

Liverpool submits £230 million green deal bid to government

Vision is focused on helping make the city carbon neutral, while also delivering jobs, clean air, better health, smarter travel, green spaces and cheap-to-heat homes.