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Climate and Sustainability

'Scotland has everything it takes to show international leadership by charting a concrete path to carbon neutrality by 2045. With the 26th Conference of the Parties coming to the UK in 2021, it is time for Scotland to lay out this path.'

Christiana Figueres, Former Executive Secretary, UN Climate Convention

Take a look below at all of the things that Edinburgh Science, and our partners, are doing to help combat the climate crisis including our exciting Climate Co-Lab Meetings (formerly Climate Opportunity Ideas Factory).

Plus, we've provided some tips to help you be a little bit greener at the Festival, on the go and at home.

Greener Travel
As part of our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of the Festival, we’re encouraging you to take the most sustainable form of transportation when getting to our venues.

Walkit helps Edinburgh walkers plan routes through the city, providing information of journey time, distance, calories burned and carbon dioxide diverted:

Cyclestreets helps you plan easy cycle routes through the city: And with the addition of several bicycle hire points across the city, you don't need to own your own bike to pedal through Edinburgh!

Lothian buses provide a reliable, quick and cheap bus service that reaches most of the city. The company also provides night buses after midnight, although services vary:

National Rail Enquiries is a portal into UK rail travel including train company promotions, train times and fare enquiries:

Liftshare is a national network which supports walking and cycling groups, car and taxi sharing and promotes better use of community and public transport:

Tripshare is a scheme which allows you to search for other members who are doing similar journeys at similar times; you can share car and taxi journeys, or even choose to cycle and walk together. The system can be used to access local journeys in Edinburgh, as well as throughout Scotland and the remainder of the UK: