The Advisory Panel supported the Expert Leads in ensuring that the information provided to Climate Assembly UK was balanced, accurate and comprehensive, and that the assembly was focused on the key decisions facing the UK about how to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
The panel provided feedback on key aspects of the assembly’s design, such as who was invited to speak, what they were asked to cover, and the questions on which assembly members were asked to give their views.
Advisory Panel members were chosen to represent stakeholders with an interest or expertise in the areas of emissions reduction that Climate Assembly UK will examine. The organisations were chosen to make the panel balanced across a broad range of political and ideological standpoints, representing different parts of society (e.g. business, trade unions, NGOs and civil society groups).
An initial list of members was drawn up by a climate change specialist in the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology (POST) in Summer 2019. The Climate Assembly UK team at Parliament then worked with the Expert Leads to ensure that this group met the above criteria.
The Advisory Panel members are:
New Economics Foundation
Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
Professor Michael Grubb
University College London (UCL) Institute for Sustainable Resources
Centre for Policy Studies
National Federation of Women’s Institutes
National Farmers Union (NFU)
2050 Climate Group
Adam Smith Institute
Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
Dr Alan Renwick
Constitution Unit, University College London (UCL)