Citizens’ assemblies are a type of democratic decision-making process used across the world.
A randomly selected group of people are bought together to learn about a topic, discuss with one another, and make recommendations about what should happen and how things should change. The people selected broadly represent the entire community.
Adapting to our changing climate, and achieving net zero by 2040, requires collaboration with everybody across Westminster. This is why we have adopted the method of a citizen’s assembly to bring residents to the heart of decision making around how we can collectively respond to the climate emergency.