Can I apply to take part in the assembly?

Assembly members were selected using a process called a postal civic lottery. This process ensures that the assembly is broadly representative of the Scottish population as a whole. You can read more information about our member selection process here.

Because assembly members were selected in this way, it was not possible to apply to take part if you had not received an invitation to apply in the mail. You can however still experience key parts of the assembly. We publish all briefing materials created for assembly members on this website. You can watch all the evidence sessions from the Assembly on the Meetings page of this website. 

Can I speak at / give evidence to the assembly?

Organisations and individuals cannot apply to be a speaker at the assembly. The evidence that assembly members will hear is balanced, accurate, and comprehensive.

Can I join the assembly’s Stewarding Group?

The Stewarding Group is made up of specially selected individuals who represent stakeholders from across Scotland. The members of this group were identified and invited to be a part of this process at the beginning of this year and have been instrumental in helping to design Scotland’s Climate Assembly. You can read more information about the Stewarding Group and who the members are here.

Can I observe the assembly meetings?

Covid-19 has caused several changes to the Assembly’s proceedings and as a result we were not able to hold Assembly meetings in person: the seven weekends of the Assembly took place online.

Principles of transparency and accessibility govern Scotland’s Climate Assembly. All evidence sessions were recorded and we would invite anyone who is interested to watch these sessions. Links to watch the evidence sessions are available on the Meetings page of this website.

A virtual observer session was held each weekend where attendees were able to learn more about the Assembly’s evidence base and deliberative process and to get involved with Q&As with some of our speakers. While the majority of observer places were by invitation, requests to observe were welcomed via an open registration form on this website. As the Assembly has now completed its seventh meeting, this registration is now closed. Any questions should be directed to info@climateassembly.scot.

The virtual observer sessions at Weekend Six and Weekend Seven were recorded and are available to watch on the Meetings page of this website. The deliberations between Assembly members were private and it was not possible for observers to listen to or participate in those discussions.

Where can I see the final recommendations made by the assembly?

During the assembly, members used the information they received to create recommendations that will be delivered to the Scottish Parliament. The original deadline for recommendations was 28 February 2021 but due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, Parliament agreed to extend this deadline, if required. The Interim Report of the Assembly was laid in Scottish Parliament on the 24th March 2021. The full report, featuring the recommendations developed by the Assembly members, will be delivered to Parliament and made available to the public in June of the same year. Information about this will be updated on our social media channels and on the website.

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