July 8, 2021
Articles

Guest Blog: Joyce MacMillan, columnist and theatre critic, reflects on the role of the cultural sector on tackling climate change

Joyce McMillan wrote this guest blog in response to an event organised by Culture for Climate Scotland and Scotland's Climate Assembly, which took place on 29th June 2021. Illustrations were produced during the event, to document the ideas from speakers and breakout room discussions, by live illustrators Rosie Cunningham, Jenny Capon, Jules Scheele and Alice Dansey-Wright.Read more
March 23, 2021
Press Releases

Scotland’s Climate Assembly Calls for “Immediate Action at All Levels of Society” and Sets Out Goals for Tackling Climate Emergency in Scottish Parliament

The interim report of Scotland’s Climate Assembly will be laid in the Scottish Parliament this morning. It sets out 16 goals agreed by an overwhelming consensus of members for tackling the climate emergency in a fair and effective way.Read more

March 19, 2021
Articles

Guest Blog: The Rights of the Child and Climate Action

The climate emergency is a human rights issue. Any plan, solution or action to tackle the climate emergency must respond to the needs, and rights, of everyone living here, and this means listening to the diversity of views and lived experiences of all generations. This includes children who have the right to have their views heard and taken seriously as outlined in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

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March 19, 2021
Press Releases

Party leaders welcome Climate Assembly's work ahead of final meeting

Scotland’s Climate Assembly meets for the final time this weekend. The Assembly will close with messages of thanks from all the leaders of parties represented at Holyrood, who will address the Assembly by video.

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March 19, 2021
Articles

Member Blog: Reflections before the Final Weekend

The daily walk to our mailbox involves a round trip of just under half a mile which, until recently, was shared with a dog. In his absence, discovering the contents of the box has taken on greater significance, as it is now the sole aim of the journey.

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March 11, 2021
Articles

Update: The Penultimate Weekend

Assembly members gathered for the sixth and penultimate meeting on the 6th & 7th March. Having spent the past three weekends in their workstreams, members had this opportunity to present and justify their proposals to fellow members and to discuss what goals and recommendations they would collectively like to prioritise. 

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February 26, 2021
Articles

Update: The Climate Change Committee and Scotland's Climate Change Plan

Members met on the 20th and 21st February to review the evidence and ask their final questions before they come back together in Weekend Six.

There were new inputs to help Members clarify the evidence: Chris Stark of the Climate Change Committee talked about costs and ambitions on the path to Net Zero. He advised the Assembly to focus on the 'how', rather than the 'what' questions, adding: 'The UK is going to struggle to meet its 2050 target if Scotland doesn't get there sooner'

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February 18, 2021
Press Releases

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.

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January 29, 2021
Articles

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.

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January 15, 2021
Articles

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. 

 

Imagined Futures

In the first session of the weekend, the full cohort of Assembly members gathered to think about how change happens and who drives it.

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