What is the Carbon Neutral Islands Project?

Carbon Neutral Islands (CNI) Project

The CNI Project is a Scottish Government commitment that aims to demonstrate the climate-resilience and low carbon potential of islands by 2040.

In May 2022, the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands announced that six Scottish islands would be supported by the Carbon Neutral Islands project: Cumbrae, Barra, Hoy, Islay, Raasay, and Yell, representing one island from each of the local authority areas with responsibility for inhabited islands in Scotland.

Success of the Carbon Neutral Islands project on Cumbrae will rely on the community working together with local, regional and national partners as well as on-going support from the local authority and Scottish Government.

However, it will be the Cumbrae community’s own drive, local expertise and passion for a greener and more sustainable island that will make it happen.

Carbon Neutral Cumbrae

Community Climate Action Plan

The Cumbrae Community Climate Action Plan represents the first steps of a path towards a low carbon future for Cumbrae. One in which both residents and visitors thirve in a connected, healthy, and prosperous community acting collaboratively and individually to address the challenges of climate change.

Why is the Action Plan important?
  • The Community Climate Action Plan enables us to identify and define the priorities of the Cumbrae community.
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities of net-zero, allows us to plan for change and ensure the whole community benefits.
  • It puts you and the rest of our community in the driving seat – shaping the future of Cumbrae and helping lead the way for all Scottish Islands to achieve net-zero 2040.
Energy and Transport
Carbon Audit Report
Agriculture, LULUCF and Waste Sectors Carbon Audit Report
Climate and Coastal Change Assessment
Cumbrae Non-Coastal
Flooding Review