The Scottish Government funded a citizens’ assembly on climate change, from Oct 2020 to March 2021. Over 100 people – broadly representative of the Scottish population – deliberated on the question “How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?”. See the extensive presentations they heard here.
The assembly reported to Parliament in June 2021, and the Government published their response in Dec 2021.
This online event discusses research findings published this March on the climate assembly process, outcomes and impact. The research was conducted by Scottish Government social researchers led by Dr Nadine Andrews in collaboration with Dr Stephen Elstub from Newcastle University.
It will explore implications of these and the growing interest in deliberative and participatory democracy in Scotland. Tackling climate change will be set within the wider social and economic systems of which it is a symptom.
The session starts with a panel discussion and opens up for questions and contributions from the audience.