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Climate Citizens is a project run out of Lancaster University aiming to change how people engage with the creation of climate policy. We want to transform climate policy from something that happens to people, to something that happens with people.

In September 2020, Climate Assembly UK, the Citizens’ Assembly commissioned by Parliament, launched its findings. Recent months have also seen an upsurge of Assemblies and Juries at local level. These innovative deliberative events are re-defining how the public engage in climate decision-making. The next step is to move beyond one-off events and embed meaningful two-way communication between the Government and citizens into the policymaking process.

Climate Citizens aims to take that next step.

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28 Jan
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Rebecca Willis contributed to a special climate issue of Centre Write, the in-house journal of the think-tank Bright Blue. Rebecca argues that the brewing gas price crisis offers an opportunity for a proper societal conversation on the future of energy policy in the UK, if only politicians can grasp it. Rebecca urges the Government to be bold and champion deliberation as a way to overcome division and forge consensus on the pathway to achieving the UK's climate goals.

You can read the full article here.

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