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

Active Travel Survey Results Now Out

23rd July, 2021 - 16:27

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.