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

Leading Scientists call for Oath for Climate

9th November, 2020 - 10:20

Leading climate scientists , including the Surrey Climate Commission's own Patron, Professor Chris Rapley, have asked fellow scientists and researchers to join them in making an                       

Oath for the Climate.

Noting the increasing severity of the global heating crisis and the need for action that transcends election cycles they are asking that this oath can be a pledge of scrutiny, integrity and engagement.

Read more

 

 

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

Further information on 'Decarbonising Transport' report

1st September, 2020 - 10:42

Surrey Climate Commission 

Following our submission, back in September, and other responses to the 'Decarbonising Transport' report 

The DFT have now issued an updated newsletter explaining the findings from submissions as well as deliberative research carried out.

This will be a pre-cursor to the constructing of various policies and a Transport Plan.

See more below

 

  

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