The Surrey Climate Commission was officially launched in June 2019, formed from a collaboration of organisations including Surrey University, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, Siemens, World Wildlife Fund and Surrey Wildlife Trust.

 

Working Groups Moving Forward

 

The Surrey Climate Commission have now sent invites out to prospective members of the 4 Working Groups. 

  • Engagement
  • Transport
  • Planning
  • Energy/Buildings.
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Launch of Surrey County Council's Climate Strategy

Surrey County Council have just launched their Climate Strategy known as Surrey's Greener Future

This shows the joint ambition of the Council and all the local authorities in tackling carbon emissions in Surrey.

Surrey Climate Commission welcomes the committment shown in delivering this Strategy.

We also recognise however that we as a County need to deliver.

Please see read our comment on Strategy below.

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UK Commissions meet on Zoom

UK Commissions Zoom Conference

On the 10th June all the existing and prospective commissions from around the UK met up by zoom link. The aim was to discuss the way forward and see how we can collaborate to accelerate the process of decarbonisation in the Country. It was also very reassuring that so many cities and larger towns were singing from the same song sheet.

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Community Municipal Investments - The Way Forward

Residents want local authorities to act on climate change and to be part of the solution, new research shows

Study by PCAN & Abundance Investment shows that while awareness of councils’ action on climate change is low, Community Municipal Investments can both help Build Back Better after the pandemic and transform civic engagement

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"The Surrey Climate Commission fills a crucial gap between national and local efforts to accelerate the scale and pace of action to address climate change."


Professor Chris Rapley CBE