Surrey declares climate emergency as campaigners stage “die-in”

Conservative-controlled Surrey County Council has declared a climate emergency – almost unanimously.

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Surrey County Councillors voting for the motion to declare a climate emergency, 9 July 2019. Photo: Michael Coughlin

Just one member of the council abstained and no one voted against.

Councillors arriving for this morning’s meeting were met by a “climate die-in” protest by nearly 100 members of  Extinction Rebellion groups in Surrey.