Citizens' assembly on climate change

A series of ‘citizens’ assemblies’ will be set up in the autumn with the outcomes recorded in a report to help frame further Government actions on climate change.

Citizens’ assemblies are becoming an increasingly common method for Western Governments to inform their policies, giving both a sounding board for general public opinion and also a way to avoid making contentious decisions.

With the UK’s pledge to be net carbon zero by 2050, the first major economy to do so, the speed of decarbonisation will require some radical changes, and the Government will want to be seen to have public backing for the required measures.

Assemblies will be hosted by the BEIS committee along with the Environmental Audit, Housing, Communities and Local Government, Science and Technology, Transport, and Treasury committees.

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