To date (8 August 2019) Surrey County Council and 6 of Surrey’s 11 District Councils have declared Climate Emergencies.
These are Elmbridge, Epsom & Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate & Banstead, Woking.
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Surrey County Council
have declared though only pledging to make the county carbon neutral by 2050. They are setting up a Climate Commission, to report in January 2020. One of our members has been asked to join the Commission.
Declared. They promise to make Elmbridge Borough Council carbon neutral by 2030 and have established a group to report to full Council within six months. https://www.elmbridge.gov.uk/news/climate-emergency/
Epsom & Ewell
Declared but vague. No mention of targets; Council will prepare an action plan within 6 months. https://epsom-ewell.gov.uk/news/council-agrees-climate-change-emergency-declaration
Declared. They aim to reach a target goal of net zero emissions by 2030, working with partners towards a carbon-free borough and establishing a local Climate Change Partnership. They also agreed to go single-use plastic free. https://www.guildford.gov.uk/article/22942/Council-declares-Climate-Emergency-and-commits-to-plastic-free-borough
Declared with a 2030 deadline for carbon neutrality and 6-monthly reporting of actions. http://www.molevalley.gov.uk/media/pdf/c/b/2)_Council_-_18_June.pdf
Reigate & Banstead
Declared with motion re the Council updating its carbon management plan.
Andrea Barardi has started a petition to be finished by April 2020. https://petitions.runnymede.gov.uk/ClimateEmergency/
Nothing. They are very concerned about Heathrow expansion.
Nothing. Next Full Council meeting October.
Nothing. Their next Full Council meeting is October.
Nothing. They prepared a 129 page document in 2011: ‘Climate change background evidence’ for their local development plan.
Declared. 80% reduction in carbon by 2050 + plastic-free commitment. https://www.woking.gov.uk/nature-and-sustainability/climate-change/how-were-tackling-climate-change