The results from the Active Travel Survey, run by The University of Surrey and the Surrey Climate Commission are now out.
A summary has been prepared and will be out soon. In addition a follow up meeting will be held with stakeholders, such as Surrey County Council, to see how the results can influence future policy direction.
The project has been designed to understand what stops or encourages people walking and cycling in Surrey. By understanding this we hope to influence changes that can support more active travel in the future.
The Baseline Document has been produced by the University of Surrey on behalf of Surrey Climate Commission and shows where the current carbon impact is in Surrey. This report builds on Surrey County Councils Greener Strategy, published last year and provides detail and granularity in particular areas, such as transport and domestic heating. We also have addressed the very significant area of consumption-based emissions.
Surrey Chambers held the above event in collaboration with Wilton Park a networking part of the Foreign and Colonial Development Office. They are holding a number of these events around the Country to gauge how National and International Policy can have a positive impact on Local Climate Action.
A number of business stakeholders were on the zoom event, stating their views on how local climate action could be more supportive to their operations.
Some of the main messages included;
Clearer communication on how best to reduce carbon impact
Surrey Climate Commission have provided a letter of support to a consortium called GasNetNew, comprising of experts from the University of Surrey, Nottingham, Loughborough, and Birmingham. The Consortium are applying to the The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, EPSRC to fund a project that will investigate possibilities for using the existing gas network to supply innovative low-carbon heating/cooling solutions to homes and businesses in the UK.