Environmental Policy

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Environmental Policy statement

The Edinburgh Festivals have been working together to share knowledge on reducing their environmental impacts since 2011, when we co-founded Creative Carbon Scotland and then the Green Arts Initiative which now has 280 members nationwide. All the Festivals are committed to a joint environmental policy, which was updated and strengthened in 2019. The policy focuses on embedding sustainability in core business operations and monitoring and reducing carbon emissions from activities. The Festivals also contribute to the wider conversations in society through programming that encourages audiences to consider and debate major issues including climate change.

Festivals Edinburgh and its member Festivals have agreed a shared Carbon Reduction Route Map as a framework for Festivals’ individual carbon reduction planning, which will enable the Festivals to make their contribution to the city’s goal of reducing carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.


Click here to download a PDF version of this routemap with notes. 

For further information on the environmental policies and activities of the festivals, please visit their websites using the following links:

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