City of Edinburgh Council Launches Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 Short VideoPublished 09 May 2012 in Local Government
The City of Edinburgh Council has made a short video highlighting 20 Council-led initiatives which contribute to its vision for a Sustainable Edinburgh 2020.
Adopted in 2011, Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 sets out the Council's vision for the sustainable development of the City to 2020, detailing a framework for action which will be embedded into all Council policies, programmes and services.
The initiatives profiled in the new seven-minute video reflect the Council's 10 commitments to sustainable development, as set out in the Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 framework. These commitments are based on the Aalborg framework, a delivery model for local sustainable development that has been adopted by hundreds of European local and regional governments.
The new video, available via YouTube, profiles a range of sustainability initiatives being taken forward in the city, including examples of recycling (road excavations and food waste), renewable energy (wind turbine and ground source heat pumps) and energy efficiency (street lighting).
The Council's 21st Century Homes programme which has recently been awarded a BREEAM Eco-homes Excellent rating is also highlighted, as is work with partners on the city car club, promoting healthy eating in areas of deprivation, and providing joined up services for jobs, housing and education.
Access the Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 video.
Further information on Sustainable Edinburgh 2020, including details of the new Action Plan approved in March 2012 following consultation with internal and external stakeholders.
Access an article on Sustainable Edinburgh 2020 in the latest Aalborg Commitments Newsletter.