As the UK’s first citizens’ assembly on climate change prepares to meet for the first time at the end of January, the two panels of stakeholders and researchers helping to ensure the balance and accuracy of the assembly have been announced.
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A team of leading climate experts, economists and green business figures have been appointed to help ensure the “balance and accuracy” of the UK’s citizens’ assembly on climate policy, which is set to meet for the first time at the end of this month. Around 30,000 invitations were sent out to UK households in November seeking 110 members of the public to take part in Citizens Assembly UK. It is being organised by six House of Commons Select Committees to bring together people from all walks of life to help shape policy on climate change and the UK’s 2050 net zero target. Parliament confirmed it has appointed two panels of stakeholders and researchers to help manage the Assembly, which is set for its initial weekend meeting in Birmingham on 24 January, followed by three further weekend meetings before the end of March. The 19-strong Advisory Panel features a raft of leading figures from green business, think tanks and campaign groups, including the CBI, the Aldersgate Group, Energy UK, the National Farmers’ Union, Green Alliance, RenewableUK, Greenpeace, and the National Federation of Women’s Institutes.
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