The Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change must be the beginning of a new trend in climate policy

Fernanda Balata wrote for Left Foot Forward.

Fernanda Balata wrote about her advisory work at the UK citizens’ climate assembly, for Left Food Forward:

Last month, two very interesting meetings took place to discuss the climate crisis. One was a male-dominated summit, in a Swiss mountain resort, gathering some of the greatest polluters and richest people in the world in an exclusive meeting that can cost nearly fifty thousand pounds to attend.

The other, was one of a hundred people, gender balanced, representing all corners of the UK; from young students to retirees; from an engineer to a doctor, a teacher and a care worker. They gave up their weekends to develop recommendations for government on how to deliver their net-zero emissions target by 2050. You have probably heard about the first one – the famous World Economic Forum that takes place in Davos every year. But did you know about the UK’s first Citizens’ Climate Assembly, which met for the second time last weekend?”

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