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Interim briefing: Post lockdown steps to aid economic recovery should drive progress to net zero target

An overwhelming majority of Climate Assembly UK members say Government, employers and others should support changes to the economy and lifestyles which help achieve the UK’s net zero emissions target.

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Interim briefing on covid-19, recovery and the path to net zero to be published tomorrow

Assembly members want their views on the recovery from Covid-19 to be published ahead of the main report, to inform Parliament and Government’s response to the crisis.

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Climate Assembly UK finalises work after members persevere through challenging 2020

Following a final set of discussions last weekend, the members of Climate Assembly UK have concluded work on their reflections and recommendations due to form a report to Parliament.

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Assembly members gather online for final weekend

Climate Assembly UK reaches the final stage of its deliberations this weekend, as its members gather online for the last time to finalise the recommendations they will present to the six commissioning parliamentary select committees.

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Climate Assembly UK nears completion

Just two instalments of the UK’s Climate Assembly remain as the members move towards completing the work commissioned by six parliamentary committees; to recommend how the UK can meet its legally binding target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Assembly members put questions on efficiency, sustainability and fairness to speakers as Climate Assembly UK goes online

The citizens’ assembly on climate change moved online last weekend to complete its work on the UK’s path to net zero, with little indication that the virtual sessions have dampened the interest and engagement of assembly members.

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Climate Assembly UK to complete its work on path to net zero through online video conferencing

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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Climate Assembly UK suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak

Proceedings on the fourth and final weekend of Climate Assembly UK, due to take place on 20th - 22nd March, will be postponed in view of the ongoing coronavirus situation.

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Climate Assembly UK members deliberate options for path to net zero

At this weekend’s penultimate meeting of Climate Assembly UK, assembly members will start work on the conclusions and recommendations the assembly will make to Parliament on how the UK can reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

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Climate Assembly voices are an authentic addition to climate change debate

‘What practical solutions are there to change our consumerist attitudes?’ and ‘Are manufacturers likely to produce goods where ease of maintenance/repair would reduce their profit margins?’ among questions asked by assembly members

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Citizens’ assembly grapples with zeroing emissions from planes, cars and shopping baskets

The newly elected Select Committee Chairs underline their support for Climate Assembly UK in advance of its second weekend meeting

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Assembly members put expert speakers through their paces at first weekend of Climate Assembly UK

During the first weekend of Climate Assembly UK, expert speakers faced challenging and insightful questions from 110 members of the public selected to represent the UK population.

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Sir David Attenborough to speak at first meeting of citizens’ assembly on climate change

Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will address the first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change tomorrow (Saturday 25th January) in Birmingham to thank the 110 members of the public for taking part

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Parents, grandparents, health workers and engineers to meet for first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change

From Belfast to Bolton, this weekend over 100 people travel to Birmingham to begin to answer the question of how the UK will meet net zero by 2050

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Advisory and Academic Panels working on Climate Assembly UK announced

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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Parliament sends 30,000 invitations for citizens’ assembly on climate change

From next week, 30,000 invitation letters will be landing on doormats across the UK – including Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – inviting people to join the first UK wide citizens’ assembly on climate change.

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