February 18, 2021
Citizens Demonstrate Commitment on Climate Change
86% of Scotland’s Climate Assembly Members voted for an additional weekend to draft recommendations on climate action for the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament in the first national, fully-online citizens’ assembly.Read more
January 29, 2021
Update: Members vote for an Additional Weekend during Weekend 4
Members met on the 23rd and 24th January for Weekend Four, to continue their work on the three evidence streams.Read more
January 15, 2021
Update: Scotland's Climate Assembly starts the New Year with Weekend Three!
Happy New Year to all! It was straight to work in 2021 for our Assembly Members, as they met on the 9th & 10th January for Weekend Three and the first Assembly meeting of the year.
In the first session of the weekend, the full cohort of Assembly members gathered to think about how change happens and who drives it.Read more
December 18, 2020
Update: Assembly Meets on Anniversary of Paris Agreement for a Second Weekend
On the 5th anniversary of the international Paris Agreement on climate change, Assembly Members were reunited on Zoom for the second weekend of Scotland's Climate Assembly. Read more
November 13, 2020
Update: Weekend 1 of Scotland’s Climate Assembly Complete!
Last weekend, Scotland’s Climate Assembly hosted members at their first Assembly meetings. Assembly meetings were held on Saturday and Sunday and took place online from 10.00AM – 4.00PM, with a break for lunch. The agenda for each day included a mix of presentations from expert evidence leads as well as deliberation sessions which took place in small groups of approximately 6-8 members, each with a professional facilitator.Read more
September 22, 2020
Guest Blog: Sortition -the fairest selection method for a Citizens’ Assembly
Sortition is simply the technical name for random selection, and this is how people are being selected for Scotland’s Climate Assembly, where they’ll be brought together to discuss the climate emergency.
It may at first seem strange to randomly select people. Perhaps because “random” also has negative connotations around unexpected (and usually unfortunate or unlucky) occurrences - but of course this is not always the case: you could have just won the lottery!Read more
September 8, 2020
Update: Arrangements for Scotland’s Climate Assembly put before Parliament
Today, a report was laid before the Scottish Parliament outlining the arrangements for Scotland’s Climate Assembly. The report details how members will be selected, governance mechanisms, principles, and budget. Below are some of the new details released.
July 31, 2020
Welcome to Scotland's Climate Assembly
In September 2019, Scotland’s new Climate Change Act hit headlines for introducing some of the most ambitious climate targets in the world.
Included in the Act was an obligation for Scottish Ministers to establish a citizens’ assembly on climate change.Read more