Reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions – Glasgow City Council
Posted on 26th June, 2017
The city is almost half way towards its reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions.
Latest DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) data shows that Glasgow has made 14% of its overall reduction target of 30% by 2020. This is derived from a 2006 baseline so is equivalent to the Scottish Government’s own 42% reduction target by 2020, which starts from an earlier year. Glasgow’s savings are the equivalent of 164,000 return flights from the city to Sydney, Australia. Our latest position on greenhouse gas reductions is better than any other UK city, with the exception only of Sheffield. The Council itself is making similar savings from its estate and vehicle management.