Climate for Change Event

Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

During the coronavirus outbreak Business has shown resilience innovation and an ability to change?
Whilst much of this would have been challenging, there may have been changes in modes of working, work/life balance, and other processes that have presented positive opportunities going forward.
There has never been a better time , both environmentally and commercially to seize on these opportunities, as the challenge of Climate Change has not gone away.

The Challenge Ahead

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 - 16:30 to 19:30

Surrey Climate Commission held its end of year Summary Event on Wednesday 4 December 2019 at WWF Living Planet Centre, Brewery Road, Woking.

The event gave us the opportunity to sum up how far we have come since our launch in June 2019. Watch a film of the event here.

Climate Forums for key stakeholders

Monday, 11 November, 2019 - 09:30 to Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 12:30

Two Climate Forums were held on consecutive days in November to gauge people's views on what they felt the key areas were in tackling climate change in Surrey.

A healthy mix of individuals was invited from across the private, public and citizen sectors. They were also asked what practices they were carrying out at present and what role the Climate Commission could make in the future.

Active Travel Project Launched

10th June, 2021 - 14:37

The Commission have joined forces with the Living Lab  department at the University to set up a Surrey Active Travel Project.

The objective is to identify  behavioural triggerds and barriers that have affected the take up of active travel in order to produce outcomes

that can help steer effective and coherent future policy and development .


Successful Crest Awards held

24th May, 2021 - 12:58

 The CREST21 Business Awards were held on Thursday 20th May

Presented by Woking News and Mail, and in association with the University of Surrey, the award event was great in promoting sustainability good practice throughout Surrey.

Winners included , Bare and Fair , Mesh Energy , Silent Pool Distillers and Penny Pot Nursery.

For more information on the event and contributors click here

Our Baseline and Vision Document Now Published

26th April, 2021 - 09:06

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. 

Sustainable Development & Climate Change post COVID Roundtable

29th March, 2021 - 16:37

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

Commission supports GasNetNew Consortium

12th February, 2021 - 14:07

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. 

Dramatic Changes to UK Energy

1st December, 2020 - 09:39

Dorking Climate Emergency Group have put this useful summary together of how UK Energy has changed dramatically over the last 50 years

and what are the implications for the next 10, not only in where we source our energy but in how we must change consumption habits.

See Report below