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 and biodiversity loss. 

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Britain Talks Climate: getting the message across

SECA held a Knowledge Sharing session on 28 March with Ben McCallan of Zero Carbon Guildford who talked about Britain Talks Climate’s techniques for getting the climate message across to different audiences Ben McCallan of Zero Carbon Guildford introduced Britain Talks Climate, an evidence-based,...

How to organise a hustings meeting

We need to make sure climate change and the environment are high on the agenda for the upcoming election otherwise they are likely to get submerged by other issues. Organising a hustings meeting for your local election candidates is a great way of doing this.  It shows candidates these are issues...

Coppicing offers benefits for communities and nature

Coppicing is enjoying a revival as a means of promoting biodiversity, encouraging resilience, and producing useful wood and charcoal. This blog by Clive Cobie of Sussex and Surrey Coppice Group describes the ecological and social benefits of reviving this ancient practice to connect people with...

Making the most of Council Climate Scorecards

If you haven't yet got to grips with Climate Emergency UK's Council Climate Scorecards or you're wondering how to use them, we can help. We held a knowledge sharing session with Annie Pickering of CEUK on 27 February in which she talked us through the scorecards and offered tips on how best to use...

SECA General Election Toolkit – 2024

A General Election is coming this year. But at this most vital time for the planet, it looks like the main political parties have decided they need to hide the climate and nature crisis away in a back room to avoid turning off voters. How can we tell them that there are millions out here who see...

SECA members Connect for Change at Brighton gathering

More than 80 of us representing around 50 member organisations met in Brighton on 3 February for SECA’S Annual Gathering. We’ve certainly come a long way from our first, much smaller get-together in 2019, but as Tony Whitbread pointed out in his opening remarks, climate change is no longer an...

Where does your food come from?

SECA held a knowledge sharing session on regenerative farming on 4 December. Five speakers brought different but complementary perspectives to the discussion. This blog by Thalia Griffiths outlines some of the points raised. With the season of festive feasting fast approaching, SECA brought...

Farnborough noise campaign battles airport expansion

Farnborough private jet airport has submitted a planning application to increase annual flights by 40%. This would mean more noise and pollution for local residents, but more broadly, private jets produce up to 40 times more CO2 than commercial flights per passenger mile and will drive global...

How is Local County-Based Climate Governance Working?

Much climate governance work has been undertaken at large-city scale but there is a world of local governance and policymaking beyond major urban centres. This blog by Erica Russell and Ian Christie introduces their new report for the Place-based Climate Action Network, which considers how climate...

Council Climate Action Scorecards Go Live: How did the South East do?

Climate Emergency UK have just completed a mammoth exercise where they have scored every council in the country on the actions they have taken to address the climate crisis. It provides the first ever independent assessment of how much progress councils are making. The results are decidedly mixed....

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Farnborough noise campaign battles airport expansion

Farnborough noise campaign battles airport expansion

Farnborough private jet airport has submitted a planning application to increase annual flights by 40%. This would mean more noise and pollution for local residents, but more broadly, private jets produce up to 40 times more CO2 than commercial flights per passenger...

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How is Local County-Based Climate Governance Working?

How is Local County-Based Climate Governance Working?

Much climate governance work has been undertaken at large-city scale but there is a world of local governance and policymaking beyond major urban centres. This blog by Erica Russell and Ian Christie introduces their new report for the Place-based Climate Action...

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What’s the change we need to take action for the planet?

What’s the change we need to take action for the planet?

An event organised by the Surrey Climate Commission on 28 September brought together three of the UK’s leading climate thinkers – Lord Deben (John Gummer), Natalie Bennett and Ed Straw -- to ask “What’s Stopping Us Stopping Climate Change?”. This blog by Thalia...

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XR seeks to broaden support as climate awareness grows

XR seeks to broaden support as climate awareness grows

As XR prepares to bring activists together for the South East Rising event on 30 September, Thalia Griffiths talked them to about the group’s evolving strategy and what other environmental groups can learn from their experience As public concern about the climate...

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What’s Stopping Us Stopping Climate Change?

What’s Stopping Us Stopping Climate Change?

Our friends at Surrey Climate Commission are hosting a talk, “What’s Stopping Us Stopping Climate Change? in Leatherhead on 28 September. The event will feature three of the UK’s leading climate thinkers – Lord Deben (John Gummer), Natalie Bennett and Ed Straw –...

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