Action on Climate Change

Achieving a net zero carbon, resilient future for Surrey will be a major challenge  and it requires collective action on climate change from everyone. We all have great potential to do this, with almost three quarters of all emissions coming from the way we travel and running the homes we live in.

This site will foster a co-design approach to tackling climate change, by providing a platform for open discussion on this issue. Over time the site will develop to provide support and guidance to residents and businesses to enable you to take action on this issue as well.

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Climate Realist
26 June 2020 12:49 pm

A Net Zero Carbon Emissions target is a complete nonsense. Let me give my reasons. The UK’s emissions are c. 1% of the global total. It is estimated that it will cost us c. £1tn to achieve it. But, none of the major emitters care a fig about reducing emissions. Thus, we will simply bankrupt ourselves for no good reason.
Plus, if you do the reading, it’s quite clear, in any event, (1) that global climate change is nowhere near as significant as Greta’s gang would have us believe and (2) that CO2 has little part to play in what change there is.

Elle
23 June 2020 2:45 pm

Do not allow oil/gas exploration and development We should be looking toward investment from and in renewable and sustainable energy sources, not allowing backward looking private companies to destroy ecosystems and local people’s health searching for remnants of an energy source that will most likely be defunct by the end of this decade.

roger kendall
21 June 2020 8:40 pm

Action not words. Building more houses in areas where the roads are inadequate produces congestion. Stationary cars in jams cause pollution. The Population of Surrey is growing to high. Fine anyone who keeps an engine running when stationary. Persuade the government to reduce the costs of house moves so its easier to move closer to your new job. (stamp duty). All new houses should have have solar energy roof tiles that produce energy but look like attractive tiles, Not ugly add-ons. Long overdue proper improvement of A3 through Guildford to cope with present traffic. Stop travelers building on green field sites.

Richard Dyer
18 June 2020 11:25 am

Surrey should not allow gas and oil exploration within its area, for example Loxley Well site. Exploration results in dangerous gases such as Hydrogen Sulphide being released along with possible water contamination resulting from fracking. In the event of continuing use of oil or gas being found, then even more pollutants in future years would be released.

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