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This article is an offshoot or our Citizens' assembly page. It is also related to our XR and future democracy article. There's also a separate global article: List of climate assemblies.

The term climate assembly is used here to mean any citizens assembly considering, either exclusively or otherwise, a response to climate change or climate emergency.

The list could be expanded to include also peoples' assemblies, or other gatherings, for example of the kinds listed on the Future Democracy Hub happening in response to climate emergency.

United Kingdom[edit | edit source]

see also: How should the UK tackle climate change?


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Scotland[edit | edit source]

Our Story, "We Can Make A Difference", Scotland's Climate Assembly
Authors: Scotland's Climate Assembly, Jun 23, 2021

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Glasgow[edit | edit source]

Wales[edit | edit source]

Local assemblies in England[edit | edit source]

Brighton[edit | edit source]

Brighton & Hove climate assembly,

Cambridgeshire[edit | edit source]

  • Climate workshop, Histon and Impington villages, Nov 2, 2019. The workshop will utilise Sweden's ClimateView, currently in use at the highest levels of the Swedish government. This is its first use in the UK to create climate solutions at local level. ClimateView provides an evidence-based methodology that encourages all sections of the community to come together to collaborate on tackling the climate crisis.[1]
  • "Regional Citizens Assembly for Cambridgeshire" planned by Cambridgeshire Climate Emergency. Proposal presented to Cambridge City Council on 20th May, 2019 [2]

Cumbria[edit | edit source]

  • Copeland People’s Panel on Climate Change,, added 15:44, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
  • Furness Climate Change Citizens’ Jury, Nov 2021 - Feb 2022 [3] Barrow Borough Council unveiled its ambition for the borough to become carbon neutral by 2037 in its Climate Change Policy and Action Plan, published in 2020. added 09:58, 5 January 2022 (UTC)
Kendal's Climate Change Citizens Jury
Authors: Kendal Citizens' Jury, Feb 22, 2021

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Devon[edit | edit source]

East Midlands[edit | edit source]

  • Climate Assembly Nottingham on Facebook, added 15:27, 28 August 2020 (UTC)

Lancashire[edit | edit source]

Leeds[edit | edit source]

  • Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury: Commissioned by the Leeds Climate Commission in 2019, the Citizens' Jury recruited 25 randomly selected citizens over nine sessions to answer the question 'What should Leeds do about the emergency of climate change?'
An oversight panel of key stakeholders met to ensure the recruitment process was fair and robust and to agree which 'commentators' should present evidence to the jury. The twelve strong oversight panel included representation from The City Council, the Chamber of Commerce and Extinction Rebellion.
The citizens' jury commenced on 12 September 2019 and will run for a total of 30 hours over nine sessions, ending on 3 November.[5]

Leicester[edit | edit source]

North of Tyne[edit | edit source]

Newcastle's Thunder Thursday was a sign of climate change
Authors: North of Tyne Combined Authority, Mar 17, 2021

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Oxfordshire[edit | edit source]

  • Oxford Citizens Assembly on Climate Change,, held over two weekends in September and October 2019.[6] Many videos on the website.

Somerset[edit | edit source]

  • Frome Town council hosted a series of free climate panels, 2019

Warwick District[edit | edit source]

  • Warwick District people's climate change inquiry, recommendations to inform future Climate Change Action Plan to be adopted by the Council by May 2021.

West Sussex[edit | edit source]

  • Adur and Worthing Climate Assembly, September and December 2020. 18 recommendations covering biodiversity, education, energy use, planning, transport, waste reduction and recycling put before leaders of Adur & Worthing Councils' at the Joint Strategic Committee, in January 2021.[7]

London[edit | edit source]

Brent[edit | edit source]

Camden[edit | edit source]


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  • Citizens' Assembly on the climate crisis, Camden Citizens' Assembly held in July 2019. The Assembly proposals will inform a new Climate Action Plan for Camden to be published in 2020.

Croydon[edit | edit source]

Lambeth[edit | edit source]

  • Lambeth Citizens' Assembly, Assembly to be launched in Spring/Summer 2021 [8]

Newham[edit | edit source]

  • Newham Climate Now,, first session of Citizens' Assembly on Climate Change starting in January 2020.

Southwark[edit | edit source]

  • Climate Change Citizens’ Jury, Nov 2021 to Feb 2022, [9], added 10:03, 5 January 2022 (UTC)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks[edit | edit source]

Other resources[edit | edit source]

Our Money, Our Planet[edit | edit source]

"This report outlines some possible ways to make some progress, based on our experience and knowledge of participatory approaches, which put citizens into the driving seat of decision-making whilst improving transparency and governance at a local authority level.

One process is Participatory budgeting (PB). Another is Citizens' Juries and Assemblies. Both are discussed within this report.

We have also drawn on the findings of our series of 'Our Money, Our Planet' workshops. We held these workshops across the UK in 2019. Their aim was to explore how Participatory Budgeting might most effectively help to address our impending climate crisis, and its links to a Green New Deal."

Other links

News and comment[edit | edit source]

see separate article: Climate assemblies news and comment

See also[edit | edit source]

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External links[edit | edit source]

  • Citizens' assembly W includes sections on disadvantages as well as advantages.
  • Climate Assemblies, Includes guides to help start a climate assembly on a local level.

References[edit | edit source]

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