The NetZeroToolkit

The NetZeroToolkit is here because we know that SMEs make up more than 90% of the UK business population and so their effort and commitment is vital if we are to reach our carbon emissions targets.

Through completing the eight steps of the toolkit SMEs will be able to understand where their business currently sits, commit to measurable and achievable changes and make these changes according to sensible targets.

The NetZeroToolkit is also just the start – we want to build a community that takes climate and sustainability seriously, makes responsible decisions and works together to future-proof our businesses, cities and planet.

The NetZeroToolkit has been built by Edinburgh Science with support and funding from Baillie Gifford, CityFibre, Dickson Minto, Galbraith, M&G, NatureScot Parabola and Target Fund Managers. It is based on the pledge created by Protect Our Winters UK.

About Edinburgh Science

Edinburgh Science is best known for delivering the annual Edinburgh Science Festival and educational programmes Generation Science and Careers Hive. We have long acknowledged that we are in a climate emergency and are determined to show leadership in tackling the world’s climate crisis.

After awarding Christiana Figueres – former Executive Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and key diplomat behind the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement – the prestigious Edinburgh Medal award, we set up the Climate Opportunity Ideas Factory.

The NetZeroToolkit was developed through this initiative and is here to ensure that all SMEs have access to a free, comprehensive and scientifically sound means of building a strategy to get their business on the road to net zero carbon emissions by 2040

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