South East Climate Alliance

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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Local Government and Net Zero – Evidence from SECA

The role of local government in achieving national Net Zero targets is crucial.  But they are often working with their hands tied behind their back due to lack of resources, lack of a clear mandate, and lack of a coherent policy framework to work within.  The Environmental Audit Committee of the...

Step Change: Report back on 2021 Networking Event

How can we in the South East help drive the “Step Change” needed to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis?  That was the ambitious focus for this year's Annual Networking Event, held on June 19th.  With the COP26 Climate Summit in November as our prompt, we wanted to seek inspiration from...

What next after the ABCD pledges?

Following our very successful ABCD Climate Action Pledge campaign there are now 36 county councillors and 28 district/borough councillors in post across the SECA region who have pledged their support for urgent climate action and divestment.  So where do we go from here in following up with these...

64 SECA Climate Pledge candidates elected!

The results of the local elections are in and sixty four of the candidates who signed the SECA ABCD climate pledge have been elected across the South East.  This is an encouraging outcome and a sign that both candidates and voters want climate to stay centre stage for local councils, not drop off...

How Green is my Parish? The IMPACT Community Carbon Calculator

Estimating your current carbon footprint is an important step in identifying where emissions are coming from and deciding how best to tackle them.  The IMPACT Community Carbon Calculator is a powerful and user-friendly new tool that allows you to do this at the parish level.  Drawing on data from...

The ABCD Pledge: getting climate on the local election agenda

Local elections are coming up on May 6th. Candidates for county, borough and district councils are joining in and signing the ABCD climate action pledge.  They are agreeing, if elected, to press their council to:  Aim higher, Build partnerships, Communicate, and Divest from fossil fuels.  Are your...

Factoring in behaviour: What measures work best in cutting emissions?

Cutting carbon is a people problem, not just a technical one.  Individual behaviour and preferences make a massive difference in determining which carbon-savings measures are likely to be adopted, and thus how much impact they’ll have.  Hampshire County Council wanted to probe the knotty question...

COP26: A call to action

How can SECA member groups gear up for COP26 in Glasgow this November and get behind the UN's climate goals?  In this article, Viviane Doussy lays out the challenge and issues a call for action to SECA members to think creatively about how they can take advantage of the focus and attention the...

COP26: What is it and why it matters

The COP26 Climate Summit starts in Glasgow on November 1st.  It will be a major milestone in global efforts to get on top of climate change, and hopefully a turning point.  The summit will be a focal point for all kinds of lobbying, campaigning, and manoeuvring, and for the weeks around it will...

Embedding Climate Change in Decision-Making: The Hampshire Toolbox

Agreeing ambitious targets is an essential first step in getting on top of climate change. But how do councils then proceed to ensure that climate considerations are embedded in real world decision making within their complex organisations?  Hampshire County Council has been leading from the front...

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Step Change:  Report back on 2021 Networking Event

Step Change: Report back on 2021 Networking Event

How can we in the South East help drive the “Step Change” needed to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis?  That was the ambitious focus for this year's Annual Networking Event, held on June 19th.  With the COP26 Climate Summit in November as our prompt, we...

read more
What next after the ABCD pledges?

What next after the ABCD pledges?

Following our very successful ABCD Climate Action Pledge campaign there are now 36 county councillors and 28 district/borough councillors in post across the SECA region who have pledged their support for urgent climate action and divestment.  So where do we go from...

read more
64 SECA Climate Pledge candidates elected!

64 SECA Climate Pledge candidates elected!

The results of the local elections are in and sixty four of the candidates who signed the SECA ABCD climate pledge have been elected across the South East.  This is an encouraging outcome and a sign that both candidates and voters want climate to stay centre stage for...

read more

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