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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Jodie
5 January 2021 12:37 pm

I am unsure when this platform was published but 21 comments is not enough, there needs to be more marketing. Especially if you want to collect useful feedback.
The fossil fuel shares need to be divested, to instigate change and to confirm Surrey’s commitment to achieving net zero carbon isn’t all talk.
To further that any funding of the Oil and Gas industry needs to be relocated to green renewable energy sources.
Air pollution is a concern, especially near schools. Traffic control, the planting of trees, and fines for stationary cars with their engines on can help. Woking seems to make more of an effort with the small green areas they have.
People need clarity on what is recyclable – easy to understand videos. Importantly people need to know they are making a difference, and the plastic will be recycled not just buried or burnt abroad.
The high street is changing, subsidies for local eco/net zero organisations and shops will help people easily choose eco options on a daily basis.

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Improving air quality
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Developing a stronger and more diverse economy
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Reducing our county’s emissions
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Provide grants or subsidies for installing renewable energy
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Improved accessibility of public transport – buses
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Chemical Consultant
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Guildford
Ian Chappell
23 November 2020 1:23 pm
  • 2050 is too late
  • The key part of the strategy is the ASKS of the Government. Please detail how this will be achieved. Surrey MPs are not behind the strategy and are not driving these Asks. None of them have signed the CEE bill
  • Horse Hill, Dunsfold make a mockery of this strategy
  • Surrey Pension Fund refusal to divest their fossil fuel shares says it all. SCC , as the Administrating Authority, should insist they divest
  • Where is the integration with Local Authorities climate emergency plans
  • The whole strategy needs public engagement. This is a start but will you publish a summary of the feedback and will you take action on it. If, as I suspect, respondents are critical of the strategy, will you take action. If not, expect continuing opposition and disengagement. YOU HAVE TO ACT ON FEEDBACK – otherwise don’t ask for it.
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Working more effectively with partners
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Improving health and wellbeing through more active transport
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Improving air quality
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Provide grants or subsidies for installing renewable energy
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Greater prioritisation of walking and cycling e.g. car free zones
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Mole Valley
Mike Edwards
19 November 2020 6:57 pm

Surrey CC enabling and encouraging acidisation makes a mockery of this entire policy… Water is the most important resource on Earth, and as a council you are facilitating UKOG in various locations within the county. You should be encouraging Green technology, that does not harm the environment…

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Reducing our county’s emissions
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Improving air quality
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Improving health and wellbeing through more active transport
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Improved accessibility of public transport – trains
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Greater prioritisation of walking and cycling e.g. car free zones
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Environmental Scientist
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Guildford
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.

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