Snapshot Produced of Emissions in Surrey

28th October, 2020 - 16:53

 

 

Paul Street, MD of Environmental Consultancy 2 Sustain  and member of our Energy and Buildings Working Group

has produced a snappy one-page info graphic of where the carbon emissions are in Surrey.

At a glance we can now see where the major challenges are

See below for full graphic.

Surrey Climate Commission Develop Action Readiness Assessment

20th October, 2020 - 14:09

The Commission have developed a Readiness Assessment that allows us to assess how ready certain climate saving activities/projects are

when measured against important criteria, such as Technical Capacity, availability of Policy, Financial and Community Readiness, and its ability

to be delivered. Adopting a process that has been successfully used by Leeds Climate Commission the Assessment 

uses a traffic light and scoring system to measure readiness. This will not only help identify those sectors  that are ready for project development and funding

Surrey Climate Commission submit a response to 'Decarbonising Transport' report

1st September, 2020 - 10:42

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

 

New report urges banks to support just transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy in wake of pandemic

6th August, 2020 - 20:43

Banks need to work with the government to create a new and more resilient model of prosperity that will enable the UK to build back better in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report  published today (July 14th) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Surrey Climate Commission get funding from PCAN

3rd August, 2020 - 15:48

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

Baseline Study taking Shape

19th July, 2020 - 16:20

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. 

 

Community Municipal Investments - The Way Forward

6th July, 2020 - 08:55

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

UK Commissions meet on Zoom

21st June, 2020 - 12:47

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.

Launch of Surrey County Council's Climate Strategy

16th June, 2020 - 08:38

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.