Organize a citizens’ assembly

Citizens’ assemblies (or juries) are one method of direct democracy. They involve a randomly selected group of local residents who deliberate on key issues and generate policy recommendations. Citizens’ assemblies are being designed and implemented in many places to address urgent issues like the climate emergency. 

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  • The Leeds (UK) Climate Change Citizens’ Jury met in 2019 and developed a set of robust recommendations to the Leeds city council.
  • Scotland’s Climate assembly met to discuss “How should Scotland change to tackle the climate emergency in an effective and fair way?” They have created an interim report.
  • The UK Climate Assembly was formed of “100+ people from all walks of life and shades of opinion” who met over six weekends to discuss the UK’s climate goals. Their report was issued in September 2020.
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