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
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).Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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'Read more
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
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
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