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

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