Glasgow City Council, working with ScottishPower, has pledged to make Britain’s third-biggest city the first to reach a “net zero” carbon emissions target and beat a 2045 overall target set out by the Scottish government on Tuesday. (Reuters).

“From the research by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to the appeals from our classrooms, our streets and civic squares, we know that emissions reduction is the issue of our times… We simply have to act now.” — Susan Aitken, Glasgow City Council leader.

It’s only been 2 weeks since the UK declared a climate change emergency but we need to act at every level to tackle climate change. The small things add up to make a difference and it’s the actions of cities, companies and individuals that matter most. We’re all responsible. We need to do everything we can in the next 5 to 10 years to accelerate the dawn of a net-zero carbon future. With our headquarters in Glasgow, we’re delighted that our home city of Glasgow is taking a progressive position on climate action and other cities around the world need to act quickly too. Now we all need to follow through and make this happen.

Source and images – Reuters