22nd March, 2022 - 19:58

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.

Successful Zero Carbon Event in Guildford

27th February, 2022 - 18:14

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.         

Surrey Climate Commission oppose Northern Runway Project at Gatwick

1st December, 2021 - 18:36

SyCCom have just sent their response to the Northern Runway Consultation at Gatwick.

In it we have strongly opposed the introduction of this new live runway. Please see report below.

The extra runway would greatly increase carbon emissions at a time when we need to make reductions quickly to get back on track to our net zero targets.

It also strongly conflicts with the Central Climate Change Committee's progress report of 2021 which states that there should be no net expansion

Active Travel Report Out

1st December, 2021 - 10:14

The Final Report from the Active Travel Project, undertaken by Surrey Climate Commission and Surrey University Living Lab

is now out. The Report provides some firm evidence behind enablers and barriers to people taking up active travel options.

As well as highlighting some real key issues, such as safety and ease of access for cycling, the report provides all the granular detail from the Survey carried out earlier this year.

Please see report below.

Surrey County Council launch Climate Delivery Plan

1st December, 2021 - 09:22

Surrey County Council officially launched their Climate Delivery Plan at the Climate Symposium Event at Surrey University on Wednesday 24th of November.

There was a really healthy attendance to hear of Surrey's ambition to deliver the transformative change that will be required to hit the necessary targets.

It was clear, however, that this cannot be achieved by the Public Sector alone and that only through co-operation and co-ordination with the whole residential and business community

COP26/ net zero transport event in Farnham

12th November, 2021 - 17:06

Wednesday the 10th November saw a Cop/ Transport Themed Event in Farnham in Surrey, hosted by Surrey County Council 

Faith Leaders ask Surrey MP’s to do the right thing ahead of COP 26

20th October, 2021 - 08:51

More than twenty faith leaders in Surrey have written to the region’s MP’s (see draft letter below), ahead of the COP 26 Climate Meeting in Glasgow next month, calling for them to do the right thing over the global climate emergency.

In the letter delivered today (Monday 18th October) they note that, “Our ecological crisis doesn’t fit easily with the shorter-term priorities which governments are more used to setting.” But, “We believe that doing the right thing now will also prove a vote-winner, even if it involves some short-term pain along the way”. 

Successful On-Line Presentation of Baseline and Vision Document

8th September, 2021 - 09:17

Surrey Climate Commission presented its Baseline Study and Vision Document to a wide audience from the general public on the 1st September.

For recording please click on link here .  Full reports on link below.

Baseline and Vision Document Now Out | Surrey Climate Commission

Community Hub Opens

24th August, 2021 - 12:54

A Mole Valley Climate Hub has now opened in Leatherhead town centre (at entrance to Swan Centre/High Street)  for the months of September and October.

It is part of the Climate Emergency Centres (CEC) network.  which is growing and has a presence in 5 locations in Surrey now