A citizens’ climate assembly has been established by Commons select committees. It aims to understand public preferences on how the UK should tackle climate change. Roger Harrabin reports from the second session. Flying bananas, fashionable indoor fleeces, carbon allowances and synthetic fuels for aircraft were on the agenda for weekend number two of the UK’s climate change assembly. The 110 members of the assembly chosen to reflect a cross section of society raised a vast array of issues. Their task is to give MPs and the government a sense of public priorities as the UK battles to reduce emissions to almost zero by 2050. The indoor fleece question was a surprise. One participant asked whether fast fashion firms should make fashionable indoor clothes that save carbon emissions by actually keeping the wearer warm.
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