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We are a coalition of local environment, community and faith groups across South East England uniting for urgent action on climate change. 

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“The Big Conversation” – Local Democracy in Action!

Horsham District Council’s Big Conversation has opened a discussion across the whole district about climate change, the environment and development pressures. This proved a good initiative, but, as this blog from Tony Whitbread argues, much more needs to be done. Three separate meetings in Horsham...

Hastings hopes to be South East’s first Garden Town

As one of the most under-served communities in the South East, Hastings is no stranger to promises of transformative funding from central government. But campaigners hope the community involvement and strong green element mean the new Hastings Town Deal will be different. This blog by Thalia...

30 ABCD Pledge supporters elected to local councils!

This year’s #ABCDPledge campaign saw 111 local election candidates pledge to take action on the climate emergency, of whom 30 were elected. This blog by Thalia Griffiths looks at the campaign and what happens next. Following the May 5th elections, councils throughout the South East have 30 new...

ABCD Climate Action Pledge: 2022 Elections

Local elections are coming up again on May 5th. They are being held in 23 borough and district councils across the South East. With all the clamour of global and Westminster politics, it is more important than ever to keep local climate action in the spotlight. That is why SECA is running our ABCD...

METHANE’S ROLE IN THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

On 25 March 2022 the South East Climate Alliance (SECA) hosted an online Knowledge Sharing event about methane. The focus on this Friday evening was on methane as a neglected factor in the climate and ecological emergency, and on regulatory challenges in the UK and Europe. Our speakers were: Danny...

“PEOPLE ARE BORED OF GAZEBOS!” ENGAGING COMMUNITIES WITH A POPUP FESTIVAL FROM A MILKFLOAT

SECA founder members Carrie Cort and Nicola Peel have found a fun and effective way of spreading climate awareness with a roadshow performed from a converted milkfloat. The Bright New Future Roadshow  is an idea that grew out of the Education break-out group at SECA’s 2020 annual meeting. And...

Guilford’s new Climate Hub offers focal point for community

Zero Carbon Guildford has opened a Community Climate Hub in the town centre, aiming to bring the community together to build a climate action plan. Ben McCallan describes how ZERO got to this point and outlines the project’s aims.  ZERO is a community-led initiative which aims to bring residents,...

Climate Action: Are councils telling us what’s happening?

How are our local councils progressing with their climate action plans? How well are they keeping us in touch with their action? Sally Barnard and Alison Marshall have been investigating and report back on their findings. Nearly all councils in the SECA area have now produced climate action...

Council Climate Pledgers Push For Change

As the South East region gears up for another round of local council elections in May, we talked to some of the councillors who signed SECA’s ABCD climate pledge last year. This blog from Thalia Griffiths reflects on the challenges they have found in keeping climate issues on council agendas. Some...

Campaign group issues league table of council climate plans

Climate Emergency UK has just published the first ever league tables comparing local authorities’ climate action plans. They show a wide variation in scores across the country, and will no doubt spark debate on which councils are leading from the front on climate and which are lagging behind. In...

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Hastings hopes to be South East’s first Garden Town

Hastings hopes to be South East’s first Garden Town

As one of the most under-served communities in the South East, Hastings is no stranger to promises of transformative funding from central government. But campaigners hope the community involvement and strong green element mean the new Hastings Town Deal will be...

read more
30 ABCD Pledge supporters elected to local councils!

30 ABCD Pledge supporters elected to local councils!

This year’s #ABCDPledge campaign saw 111 local election candidates pledge to take action on the climate emergency, of whom 30 were elected. This blog by Thalia Griffiths looks at the campaign and what happens next. Following the May 5th elections, councils throughout...

read more
ABCD Climate Action Pledge:  2022 Elections

ABCD Climate Action Pledge: 2022 Elections

Local elections are coming up again on May 5th. They are being held in 23 borough and district councils across the South East. With all the clamour of global and Westminster politics, it is more important than ever to keep local climate action in the spotlight. That...

read more
METHANE’S ROLE IN THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

METHANE’S ROLE IN THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY

On 25 March 2022 the South East Climate Alliance (SECA) hosted an online Knowledge Sharing event about methane. The focus on this Friday evening was on methane as a neglected factor in the climate and ecological emergency, and on regulatory challenges in the UK and...

read more

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