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Climate Assemblies and the Climate Emergency: Lessons from the UK

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What’s on offer?

Europe is witnessing a wave of climate assemblies so it is important to learn from some notable UK cases. This online session presents key lessons from research on the Climate Assembly UK and the Scottish Climate Assembly. The session will provide valuable lessons on the extent climate assemblies provide a meaningful way for the public to contribute towards climate policy and provide recommendations on how they should be designed to maximise their potential to combat the climate emergency. The findings from each research programme will be presented in a format appropriate for a wide and diverse audience. Similarities and differences between the cases will be explored through questions and discussion.

What’s it about?


Politicians are failing to deal with climate emergency. Can the public take more appropriate climate action? Do we need more citizens’ assemblies on climate change? This session will help answer these questions through a review of Climate Assembly UK and the Scottish Climate Assembly.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Stephen Elstub, Reader in British Politics and Dr Nadine Andrews from Scottish Government Social Research

Open to

Open to all

Of particular interest to

Of a particular interest to those interested in climate/citizens' assemblies but anyone who is concerned about climate change is encouraged to attend.