The UK’s citizens’ assembly on climate change moves online this weekend as assembly members express determination to complete work and deliver recommendations to Parliament.
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UK citizens’ assembly on climate moves online to complete work on net-zero goal. More than 100 people from around the UK will join an online discussion after the final weekend of the citizens’ assembly was postponed. Climate Assembly UK was commissioned by six parliamentary select committees and asked to examine how the country meets its legal target to cut greenhouse gases to zero overall by mid-century. Some 110 people met in Birmingham over three weekends in February and March to learn from experts about climate change, and discuss and make informed decisions on options for meeting the net-zero goal.
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Citizens assembly on climate policy set up by six Parliamentary committees to hold several virtual meetings in wake of coronavirus crisis disruption. UK citizens appointed by Parliament to help decide on policies that could put the country on the path to net zero emissions by 2050 have committed to take part in a series of online discussions in order to complete their work on the high profile initiative, after the final round of scheduled meetings was disrupted by the coronavirus crisis. Citizens Assembly UK, which was set up by six House of Commons Select Committees to explore public preferences on how the UK can reach net zero emisisons over the next 30 years, was due to hold its final meeting in Birmingham in late March, but the conference had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
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