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