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.
Our Baseline Study , researched by the University of Surrey, is making great strides.
Dr Erica Russell has summarised progress in the presentation attached below.
It is providing more detailed ,granular detail that is proving valuable for our working groups in being able to influence in the most effective way.
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
It was confirmed last week we will receive funding from PCAN (The Place-based Climate Action Network).
The funding will help the Commission to meet it's objectives of stimulating and coordinating more effective action in making Surrey a zero carbon County.
Our Bid entitled “Developing Effective Climate Policy in a Multi-Authority Local Area' also promises to offer a useful blueprint to other counties that wish to follow Surrey's lead.
Further details will be available in Mid-August
Surrey Climate Commission
Have just submitted a response to the 'Decarbonising Transport' report , produced recently by the Department for Transport. The submission includes demands for greater ambition, a more joined up approach, far more emphasis on modal and behavioural change,and a more transparent consultation process.
Please see details of our response below together with the original DFT report
"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."