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.
PCAN have just delivered their response to the Government's White Paper on Levelling Up.
Written by PCAN Policy Fellow, Brendan Curran, and following submissions from all Commissions, including Surrey, it has highlighted serious shortcomings in how the levelling up agenda links with the drive for Net Zero.
In short the Report fails to recognise the opportunities and synergies that can be gained from linking effective place-based climate action with regional inequalities.
Thursday the 10th of February saw an event at ZERO CARBON Guildford focussed on promoting the effectiveness of climate hubs in facilitating behavioural change with residents in Surrey
Promoted by ZCG and Surrey Climate Commission, the event was live and virtual, and despite only 20 -30 being at the Hub a further 100 or so were online.
Firstly, we heard from trustee of ZCG, Ben McCallan, who explained how the hub had started, and now runs as a charity, running many events for many different parts of the local community.
"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."