Interest in the participation of ordinary citizens in environmental decision-making is increasing. Extinction Rebellion is calling for a Citizens’ Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice; and last year Climate Assembly UK, the first UK-wide citizens’ assembly on climate change, was held to examine how the UK should meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Dominic Ward is a Senior Project Officer at Involve, the UK’s leading public participation charity. Involve worked on designing and running Climate Assembly UK. In this episode, PIEL’s Issy Campion and Alex Kidd talk to Dominic about what citizens’ assemblies are and what they can achieve.