Should aviation be taxed more? Should SUVs be banned? Should wind power be subsidised by taxpayers? These are the sort of the climate-related questions to be pondered by a new “citizens’ assembly”, composed of 110 members of the public. The panel has been selected to reflect key sectors of society and a range of opinion. They will spend four weekends listening to evidence from experts on how climate policy and science will affect the UK. Then they’ll offer their opinions on the best ways for Britain to achieve its demanding law that mandates “net zero” carbon emissions by 2050. Net zero describes achieving an overall balance between the emissions produced and emissions removed from the atmosphere.
BBC 17th Jan 2020 read more »
Members of the Leeds Climate Change Citizens’ Jury present their recommendations in response to the question they were tasked to address: “What should Leeds do about the emergency of climate change?”
Big Leeds Climate Conversation 12th Jan 2020 read more »