What we're doing about climate change

Surrey's Community Vision for 2030 contains the ambition that:

"Residents live in clean, safe and green communities, where people and organisations embrace their environmental responsibilities"

This ambition reflects the shared ambition of Surrey's 12 local authorities that our residents live in clean, safe and green communities, where people and organisations embrace their environmental responsibilities.

In support of this ambition – and the UK's commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – on 9 July 2019 the council declared a 'climate emergency' and committed to work with partners to agree Surrey's collective response.

We have since published Surrey's Climate Change Strategy and New Tree Strategy which establishes the approach for how Surrey's local authorities and other partners will work together to put the county on the path to net zero carbon emissions and strengthen our climate resilience. Our success lies in us all taking action to shift our behaviour and to live more sustainable lives to help safeguard our communities and the environment.

The Climate Change Strategy will work in conjunction with a number of existing strategies, as well as borough and district action plans, like the Surrey Place Ambition 2050 (PDF) and the Community Vision for Surrey 2030.


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