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

Baseline Study taking Shape

19th July, 2020 - 16:20

Our Baseline Study , researched by the University of Surrey, is making great strides.

Dr Erica Russell has summarised progress in the presentation attached below.

It is providing more detailed ,granular detail that is proving valuable for our working groups in being able to influence in the most effective way. 


Community Municipal Investments - The Way Forward

6th July, 2020 - 08:55

Residents want local authorities to act on climate change and to be part of the solution, new research shows

Study by PCAN & Abundance Investment shows that while awareness of councils’ action on climate change is low, Community Municipal Investments can both help Build Back Better after the pandemic and transform civic engagement

UK Commissions meet on Zoom

21st June, 2020 - 12:47

UK Commissions Zoom Conference

On the 10th June all the existing and prospective commissions from around the UK met up by zoom link. The aim was to discuss the way forward and see how we can collaborate to accelerate the process of decarbonisation in the Country. It was also very reassuring that so many cities and larger towns were singing from the same song sheet.

Launch of Surrey County Council's Climate Strategy

16th June, 2020 - 08:38

Surrey County Council have just launched their Climate Strategy known as Surrey's Greener Future

This shows the joint ambition of the Council and all the local authorities in tackling carbon emissions in Surrey.

Surrey Climate Commission welcomes the committment shown in delivering this Strategy.

We also recognise however that we as a County need to deliver.

Please see read our comment on Strategy below.

Working Groups Moving Forward

13th May, 2020 - 10:50


The Surrey Climate Commission have now sent invites out to prospective members of the 4 Working Groups. 

  • Engagement
  • Transport
  • Planning
  • Energy/Buildings.